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Bodegas Roda I 2010 Rioja ~ 95RP

RODA I 2010 RIOJA | BODEGAS RODA ~ 98% Tempranillo, 2% Graciano ~ 14.5% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

95RP / 95JS / 95DECANTER

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Bodegas Roda
Carlos Díez
DOCa Rioja
Spain

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RODA I 2010 | BODEGAS RODA | RIOJA | 95RP

"Cropped from an excellent vintage that has produced many great, fresh and balanced wines, my expectations for the 2010 Roda I were high. There is some 2% Graciano to complement the majority of Tempranillo, from vines that are 30+ years old and yielded no more than 1.5 kilograms of grapes per plant. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak vats and matured in 50/50 new and second use French oak barrels for 16 months. I don't know if you can still follow the rule that says, "Roda I is black fruit, and Roda is red fruit." I see this 2010 as more classical than ever—elegant, polished and with a developed nose of forest floor, truffle, iron, blood and iodine, faintly smoky but still keeping traces of fruit. The palate has focused, pungent and persistent flavors, very fine and mostly resolved tannins and a nice texture, lifted by integrated acidity. This should develop even further in bottle—and for a long time! 96,493 bottles produced. Agustín Santolaya, from Roda, considers this to be their finest wine ever (together with the 2001), and I can only agree!"

95 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #235 | 28 February 2018

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"Time has mellowed this ripe and rich wine leaving it silky in spite of the intensity and depth. Tannins are now polished and the finish is long and fine. Drink now."

95 Points | James Suckling | www.jamessuckling.com | 18 January 2018

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"2010 was a memorably perfect harvest, with a wet start followed by a very dry summer that ensured no risk of disease. Altogether it was a well-balanced year, produced an Atlantic style of Roda. The wine is hugely expressive, with aromas of dark brambles, dried herbs, and fine oak. It clearly has years ahead. Full-bodied with silky tannins, it is lively with fresh, exuberant fruit. The finish shows an elegant minerality, a fine counterplay between youthful fruit and elegance."

95 Points | Decanter | December 2017

  • Drink: 2018 - 2035
  • Production: 96.493 bottles
  • Treatment: 16 months in 50% new and 50% second use French oak barrels
  • Remarks: Modern Rioja with enormous potential...