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ARDAL CRIANZA 2013 DO Ribera del Duero
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer Bodegas Balbás
A FOURTH REPEAT of the 2013 (**/**+) was released on November 9, 2019 at $21.95.Extremely deep intense purple colour. Very spicy, intense, cedary, ripe plum-apple-cherry nose with some clove notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, very spicy, intense, plum-cherry-apple flavours with a very crisp, faintly peppery, sandalwood-tinged, gently cedary finish. This blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon has 14% alcohol and now 3g/L residual sugar with a NEW lot number L-9190 on the back label. CSPC 167601
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tra Cor
Country Spain
Region
Rating ***(88 points)
Spicy, Cedary, Tangy
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This modern-style red delivers cherry, currant and licorice flavors, accented by espresso and mineral notes, supported by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Drink now through 2025. Score - 90 (Thomas Matthews, winespectator.com, Aug. 31, 2016) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 31, 2020
Cases bought 400 (12 bottles per case)

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