30 MAR. 2015

Chivite Colección 125 Blanco and Reserva within six Top Spanish wines to try

Decanter magazine has chosen six interesting wines from the recent Wines from Spain fair in London.

Chivite Colección 125 Blanco 2012
93 points/100 
From Chivite’s Legardeta single estate in Navarra close to the Pyrenees, this is one of Spain’s most northerly vineyards at an altitude of nearly 600m altitude. Barrel fermented by the Bordeaux oenologist and consultant, Denis Dubourdieu, using a mix of new and second use oak barrels, this benchmark chardonnay is fresh, elegant and savoury. On the palate, stone fruits mingle with ripe melon and pear which are followed by a toasty finish. Expertly textured, with superb mid-palate weight and balance. The 2012 is only just starting to drink now and has a long life ahead of it.
Drink 2015-2023

Chivite Colección 125 Reserva 2010
91 points/100
A delicious 100% Tempranillo which also comes from the Legardeta estate. A bright lifted nose of raspberries and strawberries leads on to a sweet and supple red fruit profile on the palate. The focus is on precision and elegance rather than power, so the tannins are gentle and soft while the acidity is bright and balanced. Traditional Tempranillo at its best.
Drink 2015-2022

Decanter, 23 march 2015

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