Thursday, May 9, 2013

Weekly Wine Review - Spanish Red - 2009 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso

Emilio Moro makes some great Ribera Del Duero wines. These tempranillo based reds from Spain are like a kicked up version of Rioja - same grape but used to make bigger and more concentrated wine. The price tag for these wines tend to be a bit steep - but often worth the price.  I was pleased to see that one of Emilio Moro's lesser expensive wines - Resalso - was available in the US.  Let's see if the little brother wine made from 100% Tempranillo can make a good everyday wine.

Wine: 2009 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso
Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Grape Varieties: Tempranillo
Obtained from: Purchased at Ultimate Wine Shop
Price: $12.00
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.

Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Dark red at the core with a water white rim.
Aroma: Nice dark cherry with some blackberry. Also some woody - cedar box or cigar box and some minerals.
Taste: Very nice tasting - not a complex wine, but nicely balance with very good acidity.  A bit Tannic, but the tannins are not too harsh. Also has a nice fruity finish that is surprisingly long. This wine will be as food friendly like many Rioja wines - for under $15!

The Grade: I give this one an A. A very nice every day wine that is great for just sipping, or served with a meal.   If you try and like this one - try some of Emilio Moro's other wines. I was able to try their 2009 Malleolus de Sanchomartin Ribera del Duero and it was really excellent. They make three wines that fall between the Resalso and the Malleolus de Sanchomartin, and though I have not tried them all - I do believe they will all be excellent as well.

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