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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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • 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.

  • JDV.DDSPHD Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 28, 2013 - Pretty decent tempranillo. Loaded with oak and I had a hard time picking up the other subtleties of the wine. Some vanilla bean and creme de cacao along with black cherry and some violet notes. Medium body with medium mouth feel. Decent finish nice for the QPR.

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 19, 2013 - Great value. Earthy/leather notes. Deep purple. Only negative is a short finish.

  • JDV.DDSPHD wrote: (90 points)

    October 22, 2013 - This is getting better. More red ripe fruit. Some tobacco & cigar box. Nicely balanced acidity with rich lush raspberry mixed with leather and earth. Not dense but showing some nice complexity and depth. The finish is okay and is the only thing lacking in my book.

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  • JDV.DDSPHD wrote: (91 points)

    October 15, 2013 - Oaky this was surprisingly good. The nose was of red fruit. Some raspberry, sour cherry maybe a hint of dill as well. This really opened up nicely in the glass and paired well with grilled ribeyes. Lots of acidity with some structure. Not a big overly tannic wine but very approachable and definitely something to drink now or at least in the next few years.

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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 162 (79%)
  • Consumed 43 (21%)

Food Pairing

barbeque chicken

Who Likes This Wine

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