Red wine

Bodegas Roda, Cirsion 2017

RRP 195 per bottle
UK Stockist
93
Tasted by
Adam Lechmere

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.

Drinking Window
2023 - 2040
Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Tempranillo (89%)
Graciano (11%)