92 Points- Wine Enthusiast

94 Insider Points

REVIEWS

"Just right on the nose, with a smoky, attractive set of deep berry aromas. The palate is pure and composed, with a pure, tasty mix of berry fruit, cocoa and mild oak. Smooth, long and creamy on the finish, and delicious overall. Best wine to date from Emina. Drink now into 2012." - Wine Enthusiast 

I know we’ve offered a few wines from the Ribera recently, and hopefully you’ve decided to try some, they are fantastic and especially so when aged for you in a temperature controlled cellar until the perfect moment to consume.  The 2006 Prestigio from Emina is a Reserva level red that is just singing right now.  Expressive with bright red fruit, a zippy acidity and plenty of vanilla laced tannin to balance it all out.  The wine is perfectly integrated at this point, all elements coming together as one.  Perfect for fans of Napa Cabs, Super Tuscans and everything in between, don’t skip this one.  Enjoy now through 2021+. - DZ Apr 2016

MEMBERS FEEDBACK

2006 Emina Prestigio
100% of members liked this product (1 review)

Posted Ratings Comments
08-Dec-2016
At first I thought it was corked but turned out really nice with some air.
WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Tempranillo
  • APPELLATION
    Ribera del Duero, Spain
  • ALCOHOL
    14.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

“Smooth, long and creamy on the finish, and delicious overall,” writes the Wine Enthusiast, giving this Ribera del Duero a 92-point score. “Just right on the nose, with a smoky, attractive set of deep berry aromas. The palate is pure and composed, with a pure, tasty mix of berry fruit, cocoa and mild oak…Best wine to date from Emina.”

Best of all, this bottle of Emina is Priced at 50% off retail and is at the height of its prime drinkability—a decade after harvest. As is the case with the very best Ribera, this wine is 100% Tempranillo. In this case the grapes were sourced from choice plots in Valebaniego, a high-altitude subregion with the ideal limestone-rich soil. Traditional vinification followed by 16 months of maturation in French oak and a further 16 months of age in bottle tempered the tannic and powerful Tempranillo. It is not until now, however, that the silky, sexy beauty of this intense red is fully ready to be enjoyed its structure softened to velvet and its red stone fruit still as authoritative as ever.

This best wine from Emina deserves the star treatment at home. A leg of spring lamb or skewered chunks of tender lamb meat makes for an otherworldly match.


Reasons why we love it:

The Wine Enthusiast rated the 2006 vintage “Very Good” in Ribera del Duero while the Wine Advocate rates ’06 as “Excellent” and reports that these wines are ready to drink now.

The region of Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s oldest. The first grape vines were planted here by Cistercian monks who traveled here from France and settled in the region in the 1100s. Much more recently (1988), oenologist Carlos Moro renewed the vineyards that were to become Emina and built a cutting-edge winery on the property.

Spain’s most significant gift to the wine world is its most elegant red wine grape, the indigenous Tempranillo. It makes a crucial appearance in all red Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra. And while it is the most important variety in Rioja and Ribera del Duero, in all but the top wines it is generally blended with other grapes to moderate Tempranillo’s naturally low acidity and powerful tannins. This Prestigo is 100% Tempranillo and proud of it!

TASTING NOTES 

It has a superb bouquet of smoke, roasted herbs, scorched earth, and blackberry. Layered on the palate, it has tons of fruit, plenty of spice box notes, a firm structure. This lengthy effort should provide pleasure through 2026.

THE STORY TO KNOW

“Emina Medina del Campo Winery in Rueda D.O. represents the renewal and revolution of the wines from this winegrowing region. The building is surrounded by a 100,000 m2 plot of vineyards and olive trees, providing then a beautiful landscape whence both the Mota castle and the Castilian countryside can be admired.
The winery has a remarkable modern architecture, equipped with the latest technology to produce wines. This design corresponds with the installations of photovoltaic power generators, in such a way that creates a sustainable project with a closed cycle of energy, so that the energy consumed in the winery is obtained in a clean and respectful way to the environment.
“Verdejo grape variety, grape of recognised international fame, is the foundation of wines under the Rueda DO. Nevertheless, Bodega Emina Medina del Campo encompasses a vineyard estate by Villalba de Adaja town where there are cultivated in addition to the Verdejo variety other varieties such as Sauvignon blanc and Viura. Varieties that confer that characteristic and distinctive touch to the wines elaborated in Bodega Emina.”

PERFECT PAIRINGS

This best wine from Emina deserves the star treatment at home. A leg of spring lamb or skewered chunks of tender lamb meat makes for an otherworldly match.