Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 266,645 strong:

Register Today!

Want to Taste 7 Unusually Great Wine & Food Pairings?

301,371Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004 Wine Review

Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004

Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

  Add My Review

Price: $34.95

Drink: 2016-2019

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: 92/100

Mature with tanned leather and Old World finesse. Gorgeous dry fruit and herbs, earth, dust and time gone by aromas. Finishes with longing and regret (for another glass). Pair with lamb.

Tempranillo food pairings: wild boar roast, grilled venison steak, roast pheasant.

Glorious Game Wine

This Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004 was reviewed on October 14, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2005  2001  1994  2006  2001 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

See More Edit
  • 140184
  • $33.04 
  • 47 bottles
Alberni & Bute15 Add
Dunbar13 Add
Creston Valley Mall6 Add
Broadmead Village4 Add
Fort Street4 Add
See More Edit
Faubourg Boisbriand49 Add
Carrefour d'Alma48 Add
Quartier Dix3045 Add
Brossard - Taschereau/Adam37 Add
Brossard - Taschereau/Pelletier36 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Aged at least 24 mos in new oak and further 3 yrs in bottle, made from selected grapes from best Tempranillo vineyards. Dark garnet with ripe cherry, vanilla and leather aromas, leading to a rich palate showing ripe cherry, integrated spice, leather and tobacco. Smooth, elegant and satiny with a lingering rich finish. Enjoy with roast lamb for a beautiful experience.
Tasted Nov. 2016
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Toasted cherry, leather, smoke and vanilla on the nose and palate - so elegant and beautifully crafted. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky with a rich cherry finish. Perfect with with a rosemary crusted rack of lamb.
Produced by Bodegas Faustino Martinez, this full-bodied and mature Riojan red Gran Reserva has so much to offer with its well-integrated ripe cherry, integrated spice, leather and tobacco flavours. Faustino I Gran Reserva (2004) is a red wine blend of mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano 9% and 5% Mazuelo (CariƱena), aged for 26 months in oak barrels. Pair with a good book by a roaring fire. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004, you might also like these wines:



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

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 266,645 members.

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, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

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 fiesty 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
Four-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