Roda I Rioja Reserva Vertical Tasting Gift Box 3 x 500ml
This stunning gift box provides a rare opportunity to taste three consecutive vintages of Roda’s first wine, Roda I Rioja Reserva, back-to-back from 50cl bottles. Slide open the wooden case to reveal the following bottles:
- Roda I Rioja Reserva 2011 500ml: 92+ points, “Abundant notes of black cherries, plums and dark spice. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty tannins that give it a faintly powdery texture. It needs powerful food.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
- Roda I Rioja Reserva 2012 500ml: 93+ points, “It has a more developed and classical nose, with some hints of leather and graphite, black fruit and spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied and ripe without excess, with abundant, slightly dusty tannins. A powerful Roda I.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
- Roda I Rioja Reserva 2013 500ml: 93 points, “It has some herbal aromas, and it feels lighter than any of the other vintages of Roda I I tasted next to it… It’s clean and focused and manages to get its poise, and the tannins are quite fine.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
These slightly smaller than normal bottles make for a wonderful tasting experience, and we love that they have a little age on them. Discover how the wines vary with vintage from the very warm 2011, through the very dry 2012 and on to the wetter conditions in 2013. Explore the difference in complexity between the early harvest of 2011 and the later picking in 2013. Also delve deeper into the blend, tasting the difference as the Graciano drops from 9% in the 2011 down to zero in the pure Tempranillo of 2013. Gloriously geeky, this is the stuff of a wine connoisseur’s dreams.
Everything Bodegas Roda produce is awesome, their Riojas appeal to a younger generation who are less interested in drinking something with the fusty gravitas of a stately home library, and who are seeking more freshness. Roda I Reserva is their flagship wine, created with a focus on the black fruit profile and longer ageing in oak. Displaying livewire energy and a darker character than their other bottlings, you can expect black cherry, black plum, dark chocolate, balsamic sensations, leather, prune and polished antique furniture. It makes a delicious partner to a Sunday roast, lamb chops, roasted root vegetables, smoky goulash, grilled mushrooms and wintry comfort food.
Founded in the late-80s, Roda is a new breed of Rioja producer, one that has carried out meticulous scientific research to find the finest plots of old vines. What is lovely to see from this forward-thinking producer is their increased use of Grenache and Graciano to add freshness to their wines.
£8 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3423812
Style No.: 873451
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