Balbas 2009 Alitus Reserva (Ribera del Duero)

A ripe nose is slathered in resiny oak smells, mostly of raisin and aged balsamic vinegar. A huge palate, with pounding tannins, is anything but smooth, while this monster red from a hot vintage tastes of mocha, tobacco, cassis and blackberry. Coffee and smoky notes dominate a long finish; drink through 2027. Michael Schachner

Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
  • Importer
    Votto Vines Importing
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste