2016 Roda "Roda I" Reserva Rioja

SKU #1580165 95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark From a warm year, officially rated as 'very good', this is a fresh and well-balanced Rioja. Appealing deep black fruit aromatics, with blueberry and black spices plus a fresh edge of cherry. A dash of Graciano (4%) adds freshness to the elegant palate, which has fine, lively tannins and a core of poised cassis fruit. Brighter red fruit notes of cherry and plum add interest, along with warming spice that lingers on the finish. Deftly oaked In 50% new barrels and 50% second use, for 16 months, with a further 20 months in bottle. Decant if you are drinking it now, but will also keep. (JS) Inner quote mark (2/2021)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. 129,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2018. (LG) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

K&L Notes

96 Points Tim Atkin MW "Built around a core of Tempranillo from vineyards near Haro, with a splash of Graciano from the Rioja Oriental, this is a superb Roda I from a vintage that is often under-rated in Rioja. Balanced, perfumed and precise, with adroitly handled 50% new wood, a hint of good reduction, some vanilla spice, wild herbs and layers of blackberry and blueberry fruit. Delicious."


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