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Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2014

Chivite Colección 125 Reserva

2014
Navarre (Spain)

Chivite's Colección 125 Reserva is a wine abounding in history, a great wine and a great classic. Cl...

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20.50

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2014

Type

Wine Red Reserva

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2014

Review

Chivite's Colección 125 Reserva is a wine abounding in history, a great wine and a great classic. Classic due to its perpetuity in time, a wine which relates the history of a family laying claim to eleven generations dedicated to the land and vine; classic too in its style, because, although adapted to new market demands and therefore fruity and lively, it is defined by its elegance, seriousness and nobility.

They are true craftsmen at Chivite and their Colección 125 range is the one that best demonstrates their expertise, limited production wines which express the character of their finest vineyards with the individual characteristics of each harvest. With the Reserva they offer us not only a very authentic Tempranillo, with its typical blueberry aromas, but also a Tempranillo made in the vineyard, permeated with the natural environment surrounding it. To sum up, this is a very fresh wine, mature, complex and particularly earthy and profound.

The grapes used to make it are solely of the Tempranillo variety and originate from parcels on the Finca Granja de Legardeta estate. Here, the vineyards enjoy an Atlantic climate, which leaves its mark on the wine with that tremendous freshness.

As regards colour, it's very vivid and bright, a dark ruby-red, of medium depth. On the nose, it's really fresh, very alive and expressive, fruity, with some sweet notes, damp ones too but especially hints of dry earth..., a great wealth of nuances in spectacular and very appealing balance. Decant it or open it up an hour beforehand, and it will thank you and reward you with its great complexity. After a short while, the woodland sensations will waken up, with forest vegetation, juniper and cedar wood, spicy pepper notes, and also orange peel. On the palate, its attack is meaty, dense, with powerful yet pleasant tannins, a dry touch but not drying, again that earthy feel, and excellent acidity; this wine has a long life ahead of it.

A noble wine, and very well defined, which honours one of Navarra's most emblematic wineries.

NOTE: Chivite was founded as a winery in 1647 and boasts one of Spain's longest-running dynasties. The Colección 125 range was released onto the market in 1985 in commemoration of 125 years since Chivite's first exportation, in 1860.

Food pairing

Red meats / Rice dishes / Stewed meats with mushrooms / Marinated meats / Peppered steak / Venison / Duck a l'orange / Chicken with raisins and plums

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:New and semi-new
  • Type of wood:French oak

Tasting notes

  • ViewDark / Ruby red
  • Bouquet:Black fruit / Higly aromatic / Tobacco / Fresh / Cinnamon / Blueberries / Fruit aromas / Sandalwood / Cardamom
  • Mouth:Flavoursome / Velvety / Dense / Fine / Refreshing / Pleasant finish

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 17ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: harbs79 (04/05/2018) - Vintage 2012

Classic fine Spanish wine

In my view Chivite is one of the top wine producers in Spain.This Reserva is a fine example of the best in red wine from this region.

by: Marcelo (05/02/2018) - Vintage 2012

Bon

Bon mais léger , il manque un peu de personnalité . Bon rapport Q/P tout de même . J'en reprendrai.

by: Graeme Forbes (15/05/2017) - Vintage 2011

Excellent

The best quality red wine from Navarra at thsi price point. Needs a couple of hours to breathe and then it's really silky

by: antonio (02/01/2017) - Vintage 2011

Magnifico vino

Este es un vino muy facil de beber para ser un reserva. Pero no por eso quiere decir sea un vino sin personalidad. Es un gran vino, que cualquier aficionado no debe dejar de probar.Relación calidad precio magnifica.

Chivite

Chivite

Chivite is the name of a renowned wine-making family in Navarra, which goes back 11 generations to 1647, with documental evidence of vineyard and wine cellar ownership, probably making this the oldest wine-producing dynasty in Spain. Back in 1860, when the phylloxera plague was blighting the French wine industry, the family embarked upon a trade route to northern Europe to meet increased demand, and later made their home an inn en route to Madrid, extending the reach of their...