Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 304,966 strong:

Register Today!

Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006 Wine Review

Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006

Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

  Add My Review

Price: $31.95

NOW $29.95!

(EXPIRES January 2, 2022)

Drink: 2019-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Faustino I

Agent: Select Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A lovely full-bodied and mature mostly Tempranillo red wine (with some Graciano and Mazuelo). Earthy with dried herb and dried fruit aromas on the nose. Spicy with leather, dried fruit and tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. The time has come to drink this wine. Pair with game roasts and grilled game sausages.

Food pairings: wild boar roast, grilled venison steak, roast pheasant.

Glorious Game Wine

This Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006 was reviewed on April 24, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2008  2001  2005  2004  2004 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Faustino I 2006 is a Gran Reserva full-bodied 86% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo red wine blend produced by Bodegas Gaustino Martinez. Dried fruit, dark spice and leathery aromas on the nose, dry, smooth with dried fruit, dark berry compote, mocha, tanned leather and sweet tobacco leaf flavours on the palate. Tannins are resolved. Enjoy this mature beauty now. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

If you liked the Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Faustino I Gran Reserva 2006




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Conundrum Red Wine
Red 2019,
California ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 304,966 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award