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Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005

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There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

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
Les Kovacs reviewed this wine as follows:

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

Natalie's Review

Bodegas Balbás Ardal Crianza 2005, Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain: 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. Drink: 2014-2018. 167601 14% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 91/100. December 6, 2014 Best Value Red Wine. Best Beef Wine  Full Review



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