Roda I Tinto Reserva 2012

The second wine from the Eat Out Madrid wine tasting. This is a 2012 Reserva red wine from the Roda Bodega. I think we might be drinking it a bit early as the 2012 vintage is not yet listed on the Bodega’s website so all the information I have taken from the 2011 vintage. The price quoted at the wine tasting for this bottle was 45€ however vinopremier are selling the 2011 vintage, which was considered an excellent year, for 28,80€ so I’m a bit dubious.

This wine has spent 16 months in French oak barrels, which are a blend of 50/50 new and old oak. It should then have a further 20 months maturing in the bottle. So the 2012 vintage is doable.

It is a clear medium ruby red/purple colour (sort of between the two) with a medium scent of red and black berries with some wood. It has good body and a long finish but the tannin/acidity levels were too high for me, so I just got my usual mouth of sour.

Apparently you’re supposed to get plum, black fruits, chocolate and balsamic. I’m told this is a highly rated wine by industry experts, which just goes to show it’s all down to personal preference and my tastebuds just don’t do these types of mature red wines.

Funnily enough the rest of the group agreed as this appeared to be their least favourite of the night.

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Name: Roda I Tinto Reserva
Colour: Red
Year: 2012
Grapes 91% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano
Winery: Bodega Roda
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Quality Classification: Denominación de Origen de Calidad
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: 45€

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