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“This is the place to enjoy good food and wine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cave du Taurobole

Cave du Taurobole
36 Avenue Jean Jaures, 26600 Tain-l'Hermitage, France
04.75.07.48.67
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $52
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Wine bar and its fine restauration in the heart of Tain l'Hermitage in front of its famous hill.Incredible wine list with the top french domain of Champagne, Burgondy and of course Rhone Valley wine.
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“This is the place to enjoy good food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

A visit to the famed Hermitage area of the Rhone wine region would not be complete until you have eaten at Cave du Taurobole in Tain l'Hermitage. Small, exquisite wine bar serving excellent food and great wines from the region. Visiting with a group of friends, our table was on the first floor. Surrounded by the vast array of wines and overlooking the famed Hermitage hill, I can recommend this is a great place to enjoy a pleasant evening together with family and friends. One recommendation which I would give and much in agreement with our group, order your food but let the owner choose the wine. Her knowledge is outstanding, and the pairings with each course was spot on. Who needs Michelin star restaurants when you have great little food heavens like Cave du Taurobole.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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“A fantastic place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have the privilege to go for diner there every other month as I get to go travel to Tain l'Hermitage for work. The atmosphere is very relaxing. Conveniently located on the main square. The owners are just great! I always seat at the bar and enjoy nice conversations with the couple who runs this place. Fantastic variety of wines: they are always to share a new wine with you. Food is good. Great charcuterie and cheese selection. Must try the Jacquesson champagne!

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“Magnums, magnums, magnums!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

By far the most fun night I have spent in France thus far. Great atmosphere, food and exceptional wine. Would highly recommend stopping by for a look... but be prepared you may end up there until the early hours of the morning drinking France's best with Xavier & Nathalie! Thanks guys- will definitely be returning!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Intimate, even with two kids - a perfect evening meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place exceeded our expectations for a couple of important reasons: the owners were beyond gracious, and kind to us even with our two children. More, the food was exactly what we wanted/needed. Fresh, housemade pâté and a beautiful plate of salad, fig jam, potatoes, and bread to accompany. And the kids enjoyed fresh pasta - they ate every single bite! The local wine and molten chocolate cake completed the meal. If we lived here, we'd eat here often. Highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Great Wine-Tasting Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This was a great little place to find on our one night stay in Tain L'Hermitage. It is bright and fresh and the lady who runs it is absolutely charming. We sat at the bar and sampled a number of wines by the glass: white Crozes-Hermitage, a Cote-Rotie and two different Hermitage reds (we can highly recommend the Yann Chave). I'm sure this was a much better experience than paying for a wine-tasting at Jaboulet would have been.

The owner prepared simple, fresh food behind the bar - pasta with basil, comte and chorizo; blinis with thick smoked salmon, soft cheese and trout caviar; and a nice selection of cheese to share.

We had a fabulous evening chatting to this lovely lady and we wish her and her husband great success in this relatively new venture.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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