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Balbás Reserva 2006 Wine Review

Balbás Reserva 2006

Balbás Reserva 2006

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2018-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Balbás

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This robust Spanish red wine is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that was aged for 24 months in French oak barrels. It has a firm 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. This Spanish DO wine finishes with dry tobacco and cedar. Decant for 1 hour and pair with lamb and rosemary.

Food pairings: rack of lamb, rib eye steak, pork crown roast.

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This Balbás Reserva 2006 was reviewed on March 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A rich and deep wine from the Balbas Family Wines, located in the Ribera Del Duero, the Balbas Reserva is made from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine offers an amazing bouquet of fig, plum, parmesan cheese, black pepper, pastrami, cigar box and oak. This 2006 vintage aged 24 months in French oak barrels, resulting in a full body, well polished tannins, and a long and complex finish, showing great quality from this Spaniard. Flavors of dried blueberry, raisin, dried leaf, black pepper, clay dust, cocoa and oak. Enjoy!
Balbás Reserva 2006 is a full-bodied Spanish red wine from the Ribera Del Duero wine region made with mostly Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine blend matured two years in French oak barrel. Lots of blackberry and blueberry flavours on the palate, grippy with earthy, smoky and dusty herbs. Great structure, balance and vibrant acidity for food. Drink now and for the next five years. Pair with smoked pork tacos. - Community Wine Reviews

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