Balbás Reserva 2006

Inky dark in color with a black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some HUGE tannins, smooth palate coating dryness and some mocha notes. This is a BIG tempranillo. Straight out of the bottle the wine displays some green notes that eased quickly, it’s a little young. 6 months would make a HUGE difference. For now I would give it an -88 but with could easily improve to an 88+ …

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Balbás Reserva 2006

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  85183$24.95

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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)

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:March 16, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Ribera del Duero, SpainBy:Bodegas BalbasSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & Smooth

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