Bodegas Roda, Cirsion 2017

RRP £195

Cirsion is produced from the oldest bush-grown vines in Roda’s Rioja Alta vineyards; winemaker Agustin Santolaya claims the tannins polymerise – soften – “at the very vine”. This £200 bottle is indeed seductive, with a gorgeous earthy, black fruit nose and the silkiest of tannins, fine acidity and a wonderful savoury length. The palate is smoky, autumnal, with bramble (sappy at this stage) high notes of sweet cherry. The whole has tremendous energy. It’s incredibly young and though delicious and easily drinkable now, it needs time – three years at least – to settle and meld. The alcohol is quite noticeable at the moment as well.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Tempranillo (89%), Graciano (11%)

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2023 - 2040

Origin

Country

Spain

Region

Rioja

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Adam Lechmere

UK Stockist

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