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Balbás Reserva 2006 Wine Review

Balbás Reserva 2006

Balbás Reserva 2006

Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $23.95

Drink: 2018-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Balbás

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

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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! MINE: Tempranillo wine from the Ribera del Duero in northern Spain is well-known for its quality and longevity. Bodegas Balbas Reserva 2013 is just such an elegant wine with its rich layers of fruit and subtle spice. OTHER: The 2006 Balbas Reserva has fine delineation on the nose with blackberry and blueberry fruit, the Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) lending an attractive graphite edge. The palate is well defined with good backbone and a vivacious, edgy finish that demonstrates crisp acidity and superb poise. This is aging very well. Drink now-2018+. Score - 91 (Neal Martin, robertparker.com, Feb. 27, 2013). - Community Wine Reviews

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