Bodegas Balbas

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

9.193 ratings
8.34 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Ashley Prince

Great wine for price point. WTSO

Great wine for price point. WTSO

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2013
Nicolas Bazinet

Vanille, vanille, vanille ......

Vanille, vanille, vanille ......

Jul 21st, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Still very young wine, but will show lovely fruit and tannic integration in 8 to 10 years, a very nice, earthy, rich wine.

Still very young wine, but will show lovely fruit and tannic integration in 8 to 10 years, a very nice, earthy, rich wine.

Feb 25th, 2013
Bill Holmes

2001. WS rates it 93. We got blackberry, cedar, spice. Very good and still life left.

2001. WS rates it 93. We got blackberry, cedar, spice. Very good and still life left.

Jun 1st, 2017
Kya
8.5

Give it 20 minutes and it's lit.

Give it 20 minutes and it's lit.

Feb 15th, 2017
Simon Wathier

Lots of oak on this one. Smooth yet heavy on the palate.

Lots of oak on this one. Smooth yet heavy on the palate.

Dec 3rd, 2016
Vincent Wouda-Séguin

Very intriguing blend. Both on palate and nose are noticeable tannins of vanilla. One can note darker berries, finishing itself off with the typical Cab-oaky taste. Very good. Slightly sweeter, most likely due to the vanilla. Medium bodied. Great vintage and price.

Very intriguing blend. Both on palate and nose are noticeable tannins of vanilla. One can note darker berries, finishing itself off with the typical Cab-oaky taste. Very good. Slightly sweeter, most likely due to the vanilla. Medium bodied. Great vintage and price.

Sep 7th, 2016
Aphis Afan Mesa

Smooth tanins vanilla flavores

Smooth tanins vanilla flavores

Nov 22nd, 2015
Wayne Penello

This 2001 vintage will be LOVED by anyone who appreciates of wild wines. Forget the stupidly low price. This is a 10. There are other 10's, but they are all perfect in their own way

This 2001 vintage will be LOVED by anyone who appreciates of wild wines. Forget the stupidly low price. This is a 10. There are other 10's, but they are all perfect in their own way

Nov 4th, 2015
John T
9.4

This and absolutely fantastic Tempranillo wine. I wish I bought a case of it. Went great with our Italian dishes

This and absolutely fantastic Tempranillo wine. I wish I bought a case of it. Went great with our Italian dishes

Oct 3rd, 2015