The town of Pesquera de Duero is home to Bodegas Emilio Moro in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain. The winery produces six different red wines.
The 2007 Emilio Moro was 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). The wine was aged in American and French oak for 12 months. The ABV was 14% and there were roughly 30,000 cases of this vintage produced.
I hadn’t tasted Emilio Moro for close to a year, not because I didn’t care for it, I was just focusing on other things. I had the opportunity to pick up a bottle and decided to give it a try.
This was a PNP.
The nose had red fruit, pepper, and vanilla. The aromas were straightforward, yet well blended.
Taking a sip, vanilla was evident, along with it were red and black fruit. This was a big oaky wine. If you don’t like oaky reds, this is definitely not for you. Fortunately, I love big oaky red wines. Tannins were present, but not overly harsh.
The finish was medium-long with red fruit. The wine actually opened up fairly nicely into the second hour.
This was a nice bottle of wine, not exceptional, but very good. I will have it again for sure, and I won’t wait a year to do it.
The 2007 Bodegas Emilio Moro retails in the $20-25 range (note: the 2006 and 2005 vintages are closer to $30-35). It affords some decent value at that level. Just remember, it will be bringing the oak.