Coleccion 125 Reserva Chivite 1200cl 2008
Bodegas J. Chivite is the oldest and one of the most respected producers in the region of Navarra. Colección 125 was introduced to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the winery and the 2008 Reserva is a blend of mostly Tempranillo with lesser parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from selected plots on the Legardeta Estate and aged in 60% new French oak for 14 months. It is exuberant and expressive, but its natural intensity of fruit is tempered wonderfully by supple tannins and clean acidity. Though now approaching its peak drinking phase, this should continue to evolve for a few more years.