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Faustino Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2001

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There are 5 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Sean O'Regan rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Deep garnet with beautiful mature and complex nose including dried red cherry/berry fruit, coconut, leather, spice and balsamic notes. Silky smooth medium body, drued cherry, strawberry, spice, tobacco and leather. Great balance, tannins soft and good acidity carry to a lengthy finish. Drinking so well now why bother to hold any longer. Very nice to sip on its own or with a charcuterie platter.
Tasted January 2016
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A wonderful rioja, vintage 2001, tasted 2015.
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

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 Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2001, Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain: 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). Drink: 2013-2017. 976662 12.80% D 750 mL  $32.95 Score: 92/100. May 16, 2015 Top Rated Red Wine. Voluptuous Veal Wine  Full Review




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