Bodegas Roda - 2016 - Roda I Reserva - 750 ml.
Sub Region: Rioja Alta
Vintage: 2016 - Size: 750 ml. - Type: RedVineyards are located in Haro and the surrounding villages of Ollauri, Cihuri, Gimileo, and Villalba – bush vines of over 50 years on limestone soils. Naturally low yields of 1.5kg per vine. Roda I is characteristically deeper and darker with black fruit aromas and flavors compared to Roda. Blend: 96% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano
The 2016 Roda I, a red blend of Tempranillo and 4% Graciano, feels like a lighter vintage than the 2015 when tasted side by side. It has a combination of red and black fruit, fine spices and quality wood, quite integrated and without any excess. The wines are nicely crafted and polished and, in this case, given four years of bottle aging before it's sold, so it's even more polished.
James Suckling: 96
A perfumed nose of plum, smoke, leather, dried flowers and cedar. Full-bodied with firm, fine tannins and lively acidity. So balanced and layered with a rich yet fresh feel. Long, spiced and delicious.