Balbas Reserva 2005 Wine Review
Ribera Del Duero D.O.C., Spain
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Lots of acidity and a firm tannic grip even though this is a 2005. This full-bodied Spanish red wine has a good grip on the palate it offers more earthy, smoky, dusty aromas and flavours than fruit-forward ones. Complex, elegant and mature. Dry and subtle, with tanned leather and cigar box and made mostly from the traditional Tempranillo grape with some Cabernet. This Spanish DO wine finishes with dry tobacco and cedar. Decant for 2 hours and pair with lamb and rosemary. Terrific!
Food pairings: rack of lamb, rib eye steak, pork crown roast.
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This Balbas Reserva 2005 was reviewed on May 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Year after year this wine performs. Although the 2001 was perhaps a tad better, I'd still buy this one. You should too if you are looking for a heavily oaked wine (even on the Spanish spectrum). The fruit is medium weight, ripe and smooth. The oak takes almost a popcorn aroma. Still lovely after some age, and not showing signs of being tired. now - 3 years.
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Made from 90% Tempranillo, 10% Cab Sauv. Luscious aromas of very fragrant ripe strawberries, cherries, cassis, vanilla, slight mint and allspice, repeated on the layered palate with touches of leather and toast. Good acidity makes it very food-friendly for tapas, olives, grilled lamb chops or hamburgers.
Tasted May 2017
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A divine bouquet of aromas matched with deeply flavourful black fruit, dried sage. mint, tobaccos and floral flavours. The palate is chewy with med-high tannins and tangy acidity. Stewed red plum, cherry, and tobacco notes dominate the finish. Enjoy with braised beef sliders. Tasted May 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
|From Ribera Del Duero, Balbas Reserva (2005) is a full-bodied Spanish red made mostly from the Tempranillo red wine grape and some Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice dark ripe fruit and smoky spice notes. Easy to drink and terrific value. - Community Wine Reviews|
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