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Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2001

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There are 3 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Ghislain Lalonde reviewed this wine as follows:

JS 89(2), DL 90, MG 93, MBF,

John Szabo, MS

A funky, brettanomyces-ridden wine with it's leathery, earthy, dusty, dried fruit character, along with pot pourri and dried flowers and more - this will appeal to fans of the old school from the old world. Complexity is indeed extraordinary and the range of flavours compelling and not overly aggressive to be sure, but the brett does dry out the palate and pinch the finish somewhat short. A conversation starter of a wine in any case, well worth a look. Tasted April 2014. Value Rating: **
Jane Staples rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

A sensuous rich Rioja Tinto with ripe red cherries, vanilla, leather, cloves and slight tobacco on the nose and repeated on the well-integrated palate. Very silky tannins, satiny harmonious mouthfeel with balanced acidity making it very versatile with variety of foods. Long silky finish. I could drink this every day and never tire of it.
Kimberly Inksater rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Rioja (tempranillo) is an elegant Old World wine with aromas of dried fruit, leather, and a hint of licorice and dark chocolate on the palate. This would pair well with a Spanish-inspired charcuterie plate of jamón serrano, manchego cheese and marcona almonds.




Natalie's Review

Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2001, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Drink: 2013-2017. 976662 12.80% D 750 mL  $32.95 Score: Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine. May 16, 2015 Voluptuous Veal Wine  Full Review

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