2018 Emilio Moro Balthazar (12 liter)
This Ribera de Duero Bodega in the heart of the DO is seen by the other top producers as one of the emerging new stars in the area. With 70 hectares of Tinto Fino from old autochthonous clones, Emilio moro makes wines that excel in purity, elegance and complexity. The top cuvées are wines from two "Pagos" - individual vineyards with very old vines and an extremely small yield.
The Emilio Moro is a 100% Tempranillo and comes from different vineyards of different soil types (clay, lime and stone) of 25-35 years old. In Spanish terminology this is called a Crianza (the Malleolus is a Reserva). The wine is fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel vats with 15 days of skin contact and for a year in oak barrels of which 50% French and 50% American oak. The Emilio Moro is dark in color and almost opaque. It is a bit closed at first, but after gentle rolling, beautiful and concentrated aromas of plums, ripe black cherries and fine herbs appear on the nose. The taste is full of refined tannins, balanced and with a nice acidity. You don't often come across such a good Ribera for such a good price.
A Baltazar of 12 liters in an original wooden box
This is a great bottle of no less than 12 liters. Super festive and also, given the large amount of wine, tastier and has a longer storage potential than a normal bottle. The wine is in a beautiful wooden box, so for example very nice to use bottle and box at the start of a party to write down the names of the guests and then open the bottle later in the evening. The best way to serve such a large bottle is to pour the wine into the decanter and fill the glasses from there.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Appellation||Ribera del Duero|
|Drinking as of||2020|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|