Offer | Roda I Rioja Reserva 2016

2016 Rioja I Roda Reserva at £228 per 6 bottles IB is a real winner. Leading critic Matthew Jukes sums up our thoughts beautifully: “It is without a shred of doubt, the finest Roda I Reserva I have ever tasted.” Roda I is predominantly Tempranillo. In 2016 the team added a small percentage of Graciano from the cool plateau of Rioja Oriental to give extra lift and freshness. Like us, the critics are seriously impressed, Decanter has awarded the 2016 95 points and James Suckling 96 points, who describes it as "so balanced and layered with a rich yet fresh feel”.

2016 Roda I Rioja Reserva Bodegas Roda - 6x75cl

  • Red
  • 2021 - 2040
  • Bodegas Roda
  • 6x75cl
  • Rioja, Spain__Portugal
  • Available Now
Pricing
£231.61 In Bond £294.00 Duty Paid inc VAT
  • Goedhuis, September 2021

    The 2016 is predominately Tempranillo with 4% Graciano. A warm Mediterranean vintage ensured perfect ripeness which is evident from the ripe and silky tannins. On the nose, fragrant dark fruits of blueberry, blackberry, and plum sit atop bright red cherry, dried flowers, smoke and freshly tilled earth. The palate is racy and fluid with plenty of detail, the sumptuous fruit spiked with clove, cedar and leather. There is wonderful freshness and lift, perhaps thanks to the added Graciano and beautiful spiced notes on the finish. This is flattering in its youth and drinking beautifully right now, but has pedigree to age beautifully. Drink Now -2035+

  • Wine Advocate, September 2021, Score: 93

    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.

  • James Suckling, September 2021, Score: 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. Drink or hold.

  • Decanter, September 2021, Score: 95

    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. Drink or hold.

  • Matthew Jukes, October 2021

    We have all had to wait an eternity for the new Bond film to be released, and I have had to sit tight for a slightly shorter period for my favourite ever Roda I to arrive on our shores, and, in truth, it has felt longer than the 007 delay. But, as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait, and the world’s most famous secret agent and this epic Rioja have both hit impossibly high notes with their respective performances! I have followed Bodegas Roda for all of its 34 years, and I have tasted virtually every wine this imperial estate has made, so when I say that this is the most impressive Roda I Reserva I have ever tasted, I hope it spurs you into action. The merchants listed have indicated their enthusiasm for selling this wine, and my price is a guess, but at give or take fifty quid, it is hard to think of a Spanish red to compare with this cosmic creation. Stunningly well-made, from the epic nose to the profound palate, the oak, fruit and depth of flavour is nothing short of astounding. While it is a baby, it is perfectly balanced and can be enjoyed right now, too. This is a prodigious wine that will run for a decade with ease, and it is a true vinous gem that deserves to strut its stuff on the very best dining room tables in the land.

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  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.