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Bodega Roda Reserve 2007, Rioja, Spain

Bodega Roda Reserve 2007, Rioja, Spain

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The 2007 Roda Reserva is a blend of 89% Tempranillo, 8% Garnacha and 3% Graciano with half the crop aged in new oak for 16 months. It has a ripe, dark berry, espresso and cassis bouquet that unfolds nicely in the glass and demonstrates complexity and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with taut tannins. It displays fine acidity with clean fruit flavors of wild strawberry, raspberry, tart red cherries and a touch of citrus peel.

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2011, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Te Koko 2011 offers aromas of lemon citrus, bees wax and passion fruit flower. The palate is generous with layers of green mango, white pepper and flint; it’s richly textured but shaped by fresh acidity. Subtle tropical fruit and taught minerality linger on the plush finish. Te Koko is incredibly food friendly, complementing a range of cuisine. We particularly enjoy it with savoury dishes highlighted by fresh herbs or aromatic spice.