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Balbás Reserva Tempranillo 2014 Wine Review

Balbás Reserva Tempranillo 2014

Balbás Reserva Tempranillo 2014

Ribera del Duero D.O., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2021-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Balbás

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Balbás Reserva 2014 is a robust Spanish red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes aged 24 months in French oak barrels. This full-bodied and vibrant red from the Ribera Del Duero is richly layered with plum, blackberry, earthy, dried wild herbs and anise flavours on the palate. Tannins are well-integrated. Drink or hold.

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

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This Balbás Reserva Tempranillo 2014 was reviewed on August 13, 2022 by Natalie MacLean

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Balbás Reserva 2014 is a robust Spanish red wine blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A nicely balanced medium-plus-bodied Ribera del Duero red with ripe plum, dark currant, anise and fresh, loamy earth flavours with harmonious acidity on the palate. Tannins are well-integrated. The finished wine was aged 24 months in French oak barrels. Drink or hold. - Community Wine Reviews

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