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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:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Balbás

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

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 Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005 was reviewed on December 6, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Camelia Bucur rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005 is a blend of Tempranillo 90% and Cabernet Sauvignon 10% grapes. Intense dried black fruit and oak notes. On the palate there is spice and pepper aftertaste with the presence of those dried black fruit. Full bodied, well-balance tannis with low plus acidity. A nice wine to enjoy on this own or with grilled meats. Drank in November 2016
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.

1 Member would buy this wine again

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