Bodegas Emilio Moro Tempranillo Ribera del Duero 2005
[92 pts Robert Parker] The reasonably priced 2004 Emilio Moro is a terrific Ribera del Duero aged in equal parts French and American oak prior to bottling. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by a projected nose of blackberries currants cherries smoky oak and crushed rocks. Terrific texture super purity an opulent full-bodied palate and a long heady finish suggest it will keep for 7-8 years.
Opened and drank an '05 in April '10. It was very refined, at what I would consider a near perfect age. Wonderful deep purple color, smooth, fruity palate, with a leathery, spicy finish that lingered with just the right amount of dryness. Paired with spaghetti.