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Faustino V Reserva 2008 Wine Review

Faustino V Reserva 2008

Faustino V Reserva 2008

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Faustino V

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Product: 22798

Product: 331801

Product: 10857497

More Vintages: 2005   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 90/100

This is how wines age gracefully and to great complexity. Leather, dried herbs and Old World maturity. Full-bodied and smooth. I’m riding into the sunset now. Finishes with vanilla spice, black plum, and cigar box. Great texture on the palate, with many layers of flavour and complexity. This Tempranillo-based blend will pair well with a variety of meat dishes.

Food pairings: cloved ham, roast lamb, traditional Spanish tapas, grilled pork.

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Melissa Pulvermacher WSET rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The brown sugar coconut and dill nose leads me to believe age has taken place in American barrels. The complex nose is pronounced with added characteristics of black fruit, leather and black pepper. High acid, mellow tannin and really juicy. Wood spice, leather, dill, vanilla and blackberry follows through to the evidently aged palate. This intense wine definitely needs a complimenting food. Pairing: cured meats, pickled veg and any savoury or grilled meat. (Nov 2014)
This full-bodied Tempranillo wine is produced by a family that has a history 150 years in winemaking and played a seminal role in defining Rioja-style wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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