2017 Bodegas Roda 'Reserva' Rioja Spain

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Intense and bright, with a high layer, cherry red background and red rim. The complexity of the aromas and the quality are surprising. Excellent nose.There is a superposition of aromatic layers that express themselves. The oak is very discreet, always holding the fruit and the spicy notes. The layer of fruit aromas is abundant, with a clear profile of black fruits, highlighting black plum and blueberries. In the layer of spices there is a play of cloves, black pepper and a light touch of cinnamon. In the background, details of very subtle white flowers can be seen. The aroma of the moist earth, which brings mineral memories, mixes with that of the cocoa in a really pleasant aromatic layer. It has good volume with a nice touch. The tannin is present, but it is very fine, of great quality. The fruit character with a black profile stands out in the palate and plum is the protagonist. There is a slightly bitter note, like that of the stone of the fruit, very pleasant, which gives personality to the whole.

14 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak barrique (40% new)
Total Varietal Composition %:
89% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano & 5% Garnacha
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Aromas of blackberries, ripe blueberries, figs, cedar and roasted meat. It’s medium-to full-bodied with plush tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy and textured with a polished, rich core of fruit and spice. Flavorful, long finish.