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Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005 Wine Review

Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005

Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Bodegas Balbás Ardal

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Product: 167601

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Juicy and mouth-filling with layered flavours of mouth-watering blackberry and blueberry notes. Polished tannins with great mouth-weight. Produced by Bodegas Alitus. Lovely finish. The robust red wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair with gourmet hamburgers.

Food pairings: porterhouse steak.

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This was reviewed December 6, 2014 by

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Big and juicy! Dark ruby colour with thick legs. Fresh red berries leap from the glass followed by smoke and oak. Blackberry, black cherry, violet, vanilla, toast, black earth. The tannins are polishing and evident on the long fruit driven finish. The acidity is Medium+ and in my opinion this wine is peaking now. 90% Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy with hearty meals - grilled steak, Prime Rib roast, beef stews. Decant 2 hours.
Tasted: December 2014
Les Kovacs reviewed this wine as follows:

Good but must decant. A little edgy right out of the bottle. Good wine for price though.

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