Corimbo I 2014
Nez intense, volumineux, élégant et poli. La mûre et la prune noire apparaissent sur fond d’une sensation de plantes aromatiques. Une note de minéralité couronne l’éventail aromatique de ce vin, l’un des grands inconnus de la région qui montre qu’une Ribera del Duero différente est possible.
Vignoble et élaboration
L'avis des experts
The 2014 Corimbo I, their top bottling, fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels, 40% to 50% of them new, for 16 months. 2014 was a heterogeneous vintage in Ribera del Duero, and I cannot really describe the style of the wines from that year because they seem to be all over the place. Some wines seem to be weaker than the 2015s, and the élevage here feels a little harsh for the quality of the juice. There are plenty of smoky, toasty and spicy aromas and flavors, and the wine comes through as medium-bodied with plenty of dusty tannins and faint bitterness in the finish. 36,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2016.
Black-licorice and blueberry character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins. Flavorful. Attractive polish and finesse here. Drink now or hold.
Wonderfully balanced, rather than being impressive as such, this wine is a memorable example of great subtlety and consistency. With its elegant La Horra austerity and refinement, and stupendous finish, it will benefit from bottle ageing. One of the greatest successes of Rioja producers (Bodegas Roda in this case) in Ribera del Duero. 16 months’ oak.