Sarah Jane Evans MW gives her tasting notes and drinking window for Roda.
Cirsion first appeared in 1997, in Haro’s Station District, an ultra-modern neighbour to such famous names as López de Heredia and La Rioja Alta. Cirsion (meaning ‘thistle’, which is Roda’s logo) is the top wine; others may prefer the less intense Roda. Cirsion is Rioja on steroids: superbly made, and a wine that will certainly repay patient cellaring.
Price £120–£167 Hailsham, Hedonism, James Nicholson, Swig, The Champagne Co, The Drink Shop