Offer | Roda I Rioja Reserva 2016

With many new releases coming out of Rioja in the last week, we have tasted and selected the very best to offer. 2016 Rioja Roda I Reserva at £228 per 6 bottles IB is another winner.

Stylistically it is a little different to the Imperial, it’s a Reserva not a Gran Reserva for one, making them a brilliant pair to own. 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”.

The 2016 still offers the signature abundance of sumptuous black fruit, but also delivers waves of bright red cherry and plum. Another key point of distinction is their use of French oak rather than American. This is rather unusual in the region and it imparts elegance and subtleness to the wine: notes of clove, cedar and smoke are seamlessly woven into dried flowers, salty balsamic and fresh earth. The soothing, glossy tannins, while already so pleasurable, give it great capacity to age.

Bodegas Roda was founded in the late 1980s and has become an authority in Rioja. Immaculate old Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano bush vines grow in one of the most fascinating ecosystems of Rioja Alta, where the interplay between the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean climates makes uniquely beautiful wines year on year. Like so many of the leading estates we follow, their winemaking philosophy aims to reflect the different interpretations of their terroir. For us, this makes Rioja some of the most complex, rewarding and age worthy wines in today's market, and they are made all the more compelling by the price.

NB: AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY FROM DECEMBER 2021

These wines are not available online please email or call us for details.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines 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.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • 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.