Intensely concentrated, this comes off as reduced until it has days or at least several hours of air to begin to open. The smoky bacon scent of new French oak yields to brighter notes of raspberry and rose. Wait long enough and the enamel-stripping tannin becomes silken, its power diminished to a low growl.
(From 2002 Vintage) The nose opens up with a good wack of complexity: raspberries, mulberries, earthy undergrowth, and coffee. Full bodied to start with, in time it comes down a notch to revel the classic Roda smoothness, balance and plush tannins.