Red Wine Roda I Reserva 2018

Reserva red wine from Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache aged for 16 months in French oak barrels and for 20 months in the bottle.

Reserva. 16 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red, Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Roda
P 94 ñ 92 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Bodegas Roda, this Spanish red wine embodies the most elegant side of La Rioja.

Made from over 30-year-old, low-yielding vineyards, the 2018 vintage of Roda I Reserva is, a usual, virtually a varietal Tempranillo (92%), with a dollop of Graciano (6%) and Grenache (2%).

After an extremely meticulous and selective harvest, this red wine from La Rioja was fermented in wooden vats with indigenous yeasts.

Then Roda I Reserva 2018 was aged for 16 months in 50% new and 50% 2nd year French oak barrels. It was fined with egg whites before bottling.

Finally, this Reserva red wine was aged for a further 20 months in the bottle before its commercial release.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Roda I Reserva is deep ruby with a purple rim.


A fresh and supremely elegant nose, with a peculiarly Atlantic twist. Intricate and understated, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache smells of raspberries and blackcurrants, with some complex mineral undertones, delicate nuances of cocoa, Havanna cigars and Moroccan leather, alongside aromas of spices and underbrush.


Smooth, well-balanced, truly an iron fist in a velvet glove. Spicy and balsamic nuances are extremely subtle, tannins are silky and acidity is phenomenal. This Reserva from Bodegas Roda packs fruit of the purest quality, and the wine conveys a real sense of place. Long finish with remembrances of underbrush, tree bark, blueberries and forest floor.

Our personal opinion

A wine with a remarkable ageing potential, Roda I Reserva 2018 will transform a special occasion into a memorable one.


Roda I Reserva 2017:

Enterwine 92. Parker 91.

Roda I Reserva 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 92. Decanter WWA 2021 - 95 points & Gold Medal.

Roda I Reserva 2015:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. T.Atkin 94.

Roda I Reserva 2013:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. James Suckling 93.

Roda I Reserva 2012:

Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache. 14 months in oak and 30 months in the bottle. Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 92.

Roda I Reserva 2010:

Tempranillo and Graciano. Aged for 18 months in oak and for 20 months in the bottle. Enterwine 94. Parker 95.

Roda I Reserva 2009:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 93.

Roda I Reserva 2007:

Single varietal Tempranillo. Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
Other guides J.Suckling 94. T.Atkin 93.
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 92%, Graciano 6%, Garnacha Tinta 2%.
Pairings Civet, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
roda I
Absolutely magnificent wine. It has poise, precision and potential.
Review by (Posted on 21 February 2019)
Class Roda
Yes, class, class and again... more class. Superbly balanced, with a filigree texture and an exceptional precision. At the same time, it is immensely enjoyable for the unexperienced drinker.
Review by (Posted on 30 October 2017)
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