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Malleolus 2018

Malleolus

2018

Malleolus is probably one of the finest and most convincing expressions of the Tempranillo variety's...

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£26.65

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Malleolus 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Malleolus is probably one of the finest and most convincing expressions of the Tempranillo variety's excellent qualities. Year after year, it enables Emilio Moro to demonstrate why this great winery has such prestige. It's made from the grapes of old vineyards, ranging in age between 25 and 75 years old, from the estate called Camino Viejo, located on a very steep slope on a clay-based hillside, at an altitude of about 900 metres.

Malleolus is a Latin word that means 'a small hammer or mallet' used in planting, and 'majuelo' is a Spanish derivative meaning 'young vine', but it's the traditional way of referring to a vineyard in Pesquera del Duero. The wine is a deep Picota cherry colour and dense, with a garnet rim. On the nose, Malleolus is elegant and sincere, releasing smoky aromas, along with coffee and violets, but above all others the most notable are the black fruit (blackberries and plums) and spices associated with the effect of the oak (vanilla); earthy hints and balsamic touches round off a fabulous aromatic display. On the palate, it's lush, round and balanced; complex and medium-bodied. Its crisp, ripe tannins fill the whole palate with restraint and a measured powerfulness. Its finish is elegant and harmonious, and it leaves a very pleasant memory.

Food pairing

Roast suckling pig / Entrecôte / Game

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 25 and 75 years
  • Soil:Limestone / Sandy loam
  • Climate:Continental

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:18 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewPicota cherry / Deep
  • Bouquet:Higly aromatic / Spices / Jammy black fruit / Balsamic aromas
  • Mouth:Powerful / Silky / Enveloping

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Decanting:Decanting is recommended

Customer reviews

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by: Gus (10/07/2020) - Vintage 2018

Exceptional Ribera

Was really looking forward to trying this wine, having read all the great reviews....and it didn't disappoint! It's a really smooth tempranillo and super tasty. It's a bit pricey....but worth it. I'll be ordering some more very soon.

by: María Hurtado de Prada (10/10/2020) - Vintage 2018

Excelente elección

Una apuesta segura con la que no se falla en cualquier ocasión

by: ALCIBIADES LOPEZ CERON (17/07/2020) - Vintage 2018

Sensación de vivir

Un caldo para sentirte vivito y coleando... genial

by: Iván Elements (05/06/2020) - Vintage 2018

Un clásico que nunca defrauda

Una elección segura y siempre acertada. En mi top de vinos dentro de su categoría de precio.

by: Miguel Ángel (05/06/2020) - Vintage 2018

Genial

Sin comentarios, un señor vino desde que lo abres hasta que lo terminas, ideal para todos los momentos y situaciones. Ideal para compartir con tu familiar más querido.

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Bodegas 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. So...