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Malleolus de Sanchomartín 2016

Malleolus de Sanchomartín



/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production3,000 bottles

The wine

The recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements, Malleolus de Sanchomartín has already become a classic and an international benchmark. Definitely one of the most impressive wines of the many produced by Bodegas Emilio Moro, and a wine which will reward us with all its potential if we have the patience to let it rest in bottle for some 6 to 8 years.

Only 2,500 bottles of this iconic wine, originating from the Pago de Sanchomartín, will see the light of day. This parcel of around one hectare, located in Pesquera de Duero and planted in 1964 with grafts of the Moro family's clone, produces grapes packed with tannins and a high level of acidity which enable harvesting to be delayed until the right time for assuring their wines of a long life.

Made solely from the Tinto Fino variety, Malleolus de Sanchomartín is the essence of Emilio Moro and of the Ribera del Duero: a wine that's a dark Picota cherry colour, exhibiting the scents of black fruit (plums and blackberries), spices, liquorice and blue flowers. It's robust on the palate, just as its nose was predicting, showing a strong character as well as fine, polished tannins. The balsamic notes and hints of toasted staves and fallen leaves complement a juicy and balanced body which completely overwhelms the senses. A wine which is best enjoyed slowly, sip by sip, and well worth a good decanting.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Deeply-coloured
Ripe black fruit / Blackberries / Balsamic aromas / Hardwoods
Elegant / Powerful / Profound / deep

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Oven-cooked game meat / Aged cheeses / T-bone steak

Ratings and awards

201695 PK
201594 PK
201494 PK
201194 PK94 PN
201095 PK
200796 PK93 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Customer reviews

1 review


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak


Pago de Sanchomartin

Vine age60 years
YieldsLow yields

The winery

Emilio Moro

Emilio Moro

Bodegas Emilio Moro has the perfect platform for producing great wines: family tradition (José and Javier Moro are the third generation of vine growers), a strategic site (in the heart of the Ribera del Duero), pure clones of the indigenous grape, excellent quality soils (clay, chalk and gravel) and an ideal orientation. The winery currently owns some 200 hectares of vineyards, planted and grafted with an excellent Tempranillo clone recouped from their oldest vineyards. Some...