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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

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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.

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This Faustino I Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2004 was reviewed on October 6, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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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

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