Enjoy learning more about wine with us


To book a wine tasting call us on 020 8288 0314 or to get in touch by email please click here.


Register

BOOKINGS: 020 8288 0314

Refreshingly fun tasting events
 

Wine Details

Castillo de Clavijo Rioja Gran Reserva Spain 2009
Blackberry, leather and cedar aromas are matched with soft and rounded tannins from this mature wine.

£14.99


Ratings

Our ratings explained »


40-
-
36-
-
32-
-
28-
-
24-
-
20-
-
16-
-
12-
-
8-
-
4-
-
0-
1 2 3 4 5

Based on 101 ratings.

Producer

Criadores have a long history in the Rioja region, and are responsible in one way or another for around a third of all wine which carries the appellation's name. They supply well-made, modern versions of this Spanish classic.

Grape varieties

Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuela

Region

Rioja is the leading Spanish wine region and the first to gain a DOCa classification (higher than DOC). 400km north of Madrid, Rioja is divided into three zones: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja. Tempranillo is probably the most widely planted and produces its best wines grown on the clay and limestone slopes of the Rioja Alta and Alavesa, while Garnacha is the focus in the hotter (and sometimes drought-ridden) Rioja Baja

Style

More to accompany a special dinner than for everyday drinking, these wines are showing more complex flavours and some will improve with a few more years of ageing. Includes Pinot Noir, a wine that tends to be lighter in colour, body and tannins because of the grape’s thin skin. As the wine matures it develops gamey characteristics and much fuller fruit flavours.

Similar Style Wines

Saint Cosme AC Saint Joseph France 2015
Tight red cherries and black pepper dominate the nose with a hint of violets. The silky mouthfeel follows the nose with more pepper and red fruits.
£23.39
Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir Central Otago NZ 2013
Red fruits of the forest dominate the aroma and follow through with savoury & herbal notes on the palate.
£24.99
Villa Belvedere Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Italy 2015
Blackberry on the nose with rich dark silky fruit and a touch of tannins.
£13.49

Items None
Total £ 0.00

View/edit order

CHECKOUT »

When buying wines we offer free delivery for 12 bottles of wine purchased, £6.99 for 6 bottles bought.

When you order wine by the glass at a restaurant, which of these statements is most often true?

Interviews and News from Reds: Elegant & earthy

Heart doctor prescribes red wine

Antioxidant properties in red wine reduces risk of heart disease

Interviews and News from Rioja

UK-Wine-Show-127-Eduardo-Beltran-of-Faustino-on-Rioja

UK Wine Show 127 Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran is the marketing director at Bodegas Faustino in Rioja, Spain. We find out about Faustino and the wines of Rioja.

UK-Wine-Show-128-Eduardo-Beltran-of-Faustino-on-Rioja

UK Wine Show 128 Eduardo Beltran of Faustino on Rioja

Eduardo Beltran is the marketing director at Bodegas Faustino in Rioja, Spain. In this second interview we find out more about the wines of Rioja.

Campo Viejo gets £1m ad spend

Campo Viejo supported by a £1 million ad campaign in London and the South East.

Chinese oak barrels, made in Spain

A Spanish cooper in Rioja is making barrels out of Chinese oak and supplying winemakers in the region for trials.

Rioja has record-breaking sales

Sales of Rioja have broken a previous record set before the economic downturn, by selling 277 million litres in 2013.

Rioja and Beaujolais think smaller is better

Rioja launches Single Vineyard wines while Beaujolais eyes up Premier Cru status.