Red

2006 Bodegas Balbas Ribera del Duero Ardal Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • > Castilla y León
  • > Ribera del Duero
Drink between 2013 - 2018
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2006
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • stevieray.carter Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 21, 2014 - Good balance of red fruit with cocoa and a bit of tobacco. The oak has calmed down, but there are still notes of toast and vanilla. This is definitely not a pnp, and needs at least a couple hours of decant time to reveal its nuances and more complex layers.

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Very good and up to the WA rating. Decanted for an hour......need to do so for a little longer. Was a little better the second night. In a great drinking zone right now.

  • ewindels wrote: (88 points)

    October 5, 2014 - What JDV.DDSPHD said: "This is not a complex wine but it is a Good daily drinker. The first thought I have is of chocolate coated fruit like cherries & blueberries. There is a mocha note on the nose & palate that I can't shake. Very good. So much fruit that it is not completely balanced out but it is great for the price."

  • JohnRachelWine Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 3, 2014 - Color: dark cherry
    Nose: cherry, blueberry, hazelnut
    Flavor: ripe red berries, red currant, cocoa
    Mouthfeel: rich, long finish

    Excellent. This bottle was lightweight and thin when opened but in about an hour it became fantastically complex and delicious.

  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (91 points)

    September 13, 2014 - This is not a complex wine but it is a Good daily drinker. The first thought I have is of chocolate coated fruit like cherries & blueberries. There is a mocha note on the nose & palate that I can't shake. Very good. So much fruit that it is not completely balanced out but it is great for the price.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Balbas
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation Ardal Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Ribera del Duero
  • UPC Code 814226000733

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 198 (73%)
  • Consumed 74 (27%)

Food Pairing

barbeque chicken

Who Likes This Wine

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