The Chavarri family’s 50 to 60 year old vines produce deliciously complex fruit – mellowed beautifully in this fine Gran Reserva after nine years in oak and bottle. Its intense black cherry fruit is perfectly framed by spicy oak and tobacco notes.
"Rich, smooth, memorable Rioja – its deep, full-bodied flavour lasts and lasts! Highly recommended"
Online Review For the 2007 vintage
This is a luscious, fine tuned Rioja from the Chavarri family, whose cellar has been up and running since 1882. Ruth Chavarri Muro is today in charge, the fifth generation of her family to take the helm. The estate’s vineyards are planted at 650 metres, on excellent, limestone rich soils. Averaging 50 to 60 years old, the vines produce tiny amounts of really concentrated fruit – all meticulously hand picked and sorted. Aged in small French oak barriques, all new for six months and older for the next 18, this fine Gran Reserva – only made in the best years – blends cedar and liquorice with juicy cherry and plum, plus a touch of mocha on the finish. Wonderfully silky and mellow, spot on with chicken, game birds, lamb or cheeses like Manchego.
Here's one to try next
If you like Pagos de Tahola Gran Reserva Rioja 2009 but fancy trying something new, here's what our wine team recommend
you taste next.
For 50 years we've helped customers discover new wines with confidence, based on what
they already love ... now you can enjoy that same service online. How it works.
Why not add a few bottles of a new wine you're guaranteed to like ... or your money back!
Customers are always telling us they want to try new wines but don't know where to start ... well, help
you can trust is here!
Our expert wine team have been furiously busy on your behalf. They tasted all 2,500
of our wines and scored them against a SECRET list of flavour components ... the building blocks of deliciousness.
Welcome to Tasteography
All those flavours that might be mingling in your favourite wine - fruit types, oak (or not),
spice, dryness, body, depth of colour - were scored, rated and ranked by professional tasters.
Next came the boffins, making all those numbers talk to each other. And then out pops the recommendation.
A wine that's one degree of separation away from what you know you like - and so is the next great bottle
It's a fun and risk-free way to expand your horizons - and remember that 100% guarantee of satisfaction too!
Rate and review
Awards and Accolades
Forgot your password?Click here to have a new one sent to you.