Bodegas Balbas

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

9.29 ratings
-no pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine
Top Notes For
T New
9.3

Dark chocolate and coffee dominates this still young 2006 powerhouse. Bouquet is rich and immediate. Mouthfeel/flavor profile is acidic but balanced, tannins relaxed and round, as the acidic foundation gives it great food pairing potential. Very deep dark fruit give it back of the mouth appeal. With air the lighter tones emerge. Where has this wine been all my life?

Dark chocolate and coffee dominates this still young 2006 powerhouse. Bouquet is rich and immediate. Mouthfeel/flavor profile is acidic but balanced, tannins relaxed and round, as the acidic foundation gives it great food pairing potential. Very deep dark fruit give it back of the mouth appeal. With air the lighter tones emerge. Where has this wine been all my life?

Sep 15th, 2019
Kieran Roberts

Nose better than palate which lacked fruit

Nose better than palate which lacked fruit

Apr 11th, 2019
Jaimie Uva

Grand character! Builds with time to open and decant. Many layers of ripened and jammy fruit.

Grand character! Builds with time to open and decant. Many layers of ripened and jammy fruit.

Jan 3rd, 2018
Martin Mills

Rich, spicy, espresso inflected. Rather a bigger wine than I've been drinking for a while but the quality is evident in the texture and complexity. A welcome return to Spain after a couple of years focused mainly on Italy the US and New Zealand.

Rich, spicy, espresso inflected. Rather a bigger wine than I've been drinking for a while but the quality is evident in the texture and complexity. A welcome return to Spain after a couple of years focused mainly on Italy the US and New Zealand.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Silvia's Wine

Founder, V&N Cellars - Barcelona

9.1

Another classic Ribera with a touch of Cabernet. Black fruits and integrated oak notes. A wine to cellar but perfect to enjoy now.

Another classic Ribera with a touch of Cabernet. Black fruits and integrated oak notes. A wine to cellar but perfect to enjoy now.

Apr 7th, 2015
S T
9.2

S had this a year ago

S had this a year ago

Sep 6th, 2018
David Partlett

David had this 3 years ago

David had this 3 years ago

Sep 4th, 2016
Rudy Fuks

Rudy had this 4 years ago

Rudy had this 4 years ago

Jun 9th, 2016
Igor Fuks

Igor had this 4 years ago

Igor had this 4 years ago

May 29th, 2016