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Malleolus 2021



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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%
Production193,000 bottles

The wine

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.

What does this wine taste like?

Deep / Picota cherry
Higly aromatic / Jammy black fruit / Balsamic aromas / Spices
Powerful / Silky / Enveloping

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 17ºC

Food pairing

Red meat

Entrecôte / Roast suckling pig / Game

Ratings and awards

201993 DC
201893 PK
201793 PK
201693 PK
201591-92 PK
201493 PK
PK: ParkerDC: Decanter

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The 2018 Malleolus showed very well. It's a juicy, ripe and generous old-vine Tempranillo fermented with their own strain of yeasts and matured in French oak barrels. It showcases the house style—ripe and, in this case, with neatly integrated but generous oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied, and the tannins are fine. There is good freshness in 2018. It was bottled in May 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 93 PARKER

Customer reviews

27 reviews


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period18 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine ageBetween 25 and 75 years
SoilSandy loam / Limestone

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...


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