Had the opportunity to visit the Bodega in early July. Very interesting to see the state of the art facilities intermixing with the old underground cellars. Exact opposite to it’s next door neighbor Lopez de Heredia, tasted through all of their wines, as well as the olive oil. Here are my TN and also a video of my visit.
Bodegas Roda Sela 2012
An explosive aromatic bouquet featuring cherries, raspberries, plums, jasmines, leather, spices, and elegant vanilla. A mid bodied wine with cool red fruit flavors on entry, zippy fresh midpalate with licorice and dark chocolate that continue on to the moderate finish that exhibits creamy lactic notes, exotic spices, and fine grained tannins. A real delicious bargain given the price!
Bodegas Roda Reserva 2010
Previously known as Roda II Reserva this cuvee exemplifies seduction, very alluring aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, floral aromas, roasted red peppers, Mediterranean herbs, licorice, sweet spices, and a gentle touch of creamy vanilla. Silky texture on the palate revealing wild red berries on entry with a fleshy midpalate composed of licorice, espresso, and refreshing balsamic acidity. Juicy layered finish of sweet red fruits, anise, cloves, cinnamon, creamy vanilla, and silky tannins.
Bodegas Roda I 2007
This wine has always been 100% Tempranillo, except for the 1994 vintage, however this might change in the near future with a small amount of Graciano being added. Exotic aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, lavender, cedar, incense, roasted meats, and Indian spices. Velvety mid bodied wine with sweet dark fruit flavors on entry, a balsamic midpalate with licorice and dark chocolate that continue on to the long lasting Indian spiced finish that also feature silky tannins, minerality, and creamy vanilla. Very clean and precise, a textural experience as well as delicious.
Bodegas Roda Cirsion 2010
A unique wine made entirely of Tempranillo, in certain years some grapes from certain plots exhibit more of a wine like flavor instead of fruit, therefore since the wine is “half made” already it only eight months in new French oak barrels. Voluptuous aromatic profile in this wine with blackberries, blueberries, plums, cacao, roasted coffee, violets, incense, and a lactic almost creamy note on the end that rounds it out. Silky on the palate, incredibly smooth, with sweet dark fruit flavors on entry, the midpalate is fresh with some balsamic notes, milk chocolate, and cherry cola. Velvety on the finish with long lasting Asian spices, sweet lactic notes, and weightless smooth tannins. This is quite powerful, precise, and round but it’s seamlessly light as air.
Bodegas Roda Corimbo 2011
Intense aromatic profile, exhibiting the refined Roda personality with the raw masculine Ribera backbone, featuring dark cherries, strawberries, cola, licorice, incense, Asian spices, and creamy vanilla. Crisp and lively on the palate with sweet cherries, raspberries, strawberries on entry, a fresh zippy midpalate with notes of licorice, espresso, and cassis that continue on to the moderate length finish that’s filled with supple tannins, creamy vanilla, and exotic spices. Quite delicious, refined and focused.
Bodegas Roda Corimbo 2010
Masculine almost muscular on the nose with intense aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, tar, espresso, cedar, roasted meats, incense, Indian spices, and a dollop of vanilla. A mid to full bodied red that exhibits ripe dark fruit flavors on entry, the midpalate reveals balsamic notes, orange zest, dark chocolate, and cola notes. The finish is long lasting with profound complexity featuring roasted meats, black tea, black pepper, velvety tannins, and elegant vanilla.