Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero, Spanish Red.
I have long been a fan of this wine and have enjoyed it many times, and this vintage continues to impress with elegance and depth. I am glad to have had a whole evening to admire it, as it requires a bit of time to come out of its shell and open up. The nose starts out smoky, earthy and tight before revealing dried flowers, cassis and red fruits. The palate is robust to start, but smooths out to show firm silky tannins and blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit with rocky red earth, cedar and cranberry. This wine takes on pure terroir essence, though you get elements that first make you think Bordeaux before coming back to classic Tempranillo in character and detail. This is a very stylish and polished wine that should get better over the next 2-3 years and drink very well for 5-6 years more. I great wine to enjoy anytime with almost any food, I’ll be grabbing a few bottles myself this summer.
($30 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive