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Pagos de Tahola Gran Reserva Rioja 2012

Rioja DOCa

The Chavarri family’s 50 to 60-year-old vines produce deliciously complex fruit – mellowed beautifully here after nine years in oak and bottle. Intense black cherry fruit is perfectly framed by spicy oak and tobacco notes in this fine Gran Reserva.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Concentrated cherry and prune with notes of tobacco and spicy oak


Black cherry and raspberry aromas with mature savoury hints

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Pagos de Tahola Gran Reserva Rioja 2012

More information

  • Red - Medium to Full Bodied
  • Spain
  • Mid-depth tawny ruby
  • Vegetarian
  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2031

This is a complex, rich, long-flavoured Gran Reserva Rioja from the Chavarri family, whose cellar has been up and running since 1882. In charge today is Ruth Chavarri Muro, 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, they 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 cherry and plum with a touch of mocha on the finish. Wonderfully silky and mellow, it’s spot on with chicken, lamb or an aubergine bake.

"Got the WOW factor. A fruit-filled beauty. If you like Rioja then this will put a smile on your face" 5-Star Online Review
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