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2005 Bodegas Emilio Moro Malleolus de Sanchomartin Ribera del Duero
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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2007

($207) Inky violet. Explosively aromatic raspberry and blackberry on the nose, with dark chocolate, anise and smoky minerals adding complexity. Palate-staining dark fruit flavors display almost painful intensity and seem to reach every corner of the mouth. The fruit takes on a liqueur-like quality on the finish, where the repeating dark chocolate and cherry elements refuse to let go. A different animal than the '04, characterized by sheer power rather than the earlier vintage's relative finesse. (Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA)

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96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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