Bodegas Faustino

Faustino Rioja Gran Reserva I

9.29 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
brando cox

Amazing aromas of candied berry crumble, undergrowth, vanilla, dried plum, and a hint of leather. On the tongue its full or flavours with balanced dark berries, tobacco and cassis dominating. The unique austere and grippy texture signifies a cold vintage year. 9.0 /4.1

Aging: typical of a gran rioja, this spends 26m in oak barrels. 3 years in bottle. Drinking 12 years post vintage in 2020. Drink now through 2024. Decant for 1 hr before drinking (taste in segments of 30 min to judge how its opening up)

Amazing aromas of candied berry crumble, undergrowth, vanilla, dried plum, and a hint of leather. On the tongue its full or flavours with balanced dark berries, tobacco and cassis dominating. The unique austere and grippy texture signifies a cold vintage year. 9.0 /4.1

Aging: typical of a gran rioja, this spends 26m in oak barrels. 3 years in bottle. Drinking 12 years post vintage in 2020. Drink now through 2024. Decant for 1 hr before drinking (taste in segments of 30 min to judge how its opening up)

Apr 25th, 2020
Clive McNish

Very nice aged Rioja. Probably plenty more years in this but drinking very nicely now. Nose is dark fruit, vanilla, cedar and light licorice. In the glass, vibrant with violet edges, very fresh. Palate is a blend of dark fruit, cherry, vanilla and leather, medium tannins and a lovely long sour candy finish. Not a regular choice for me but this was really good.

Very nice aged Rioja. Probably plenty more years in this but drinking very nicely now. Nose is dark fruit, vanilla, cedar and light licorice. In the glass, vibrant with violet edges, very fresh. Palate is a blend of dark fruit, cherry, vanilla and leather, medium tannins and a lovely long sour candy finish. Not a regular choice for me but this was really good.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Simen L Stangeland

Smooth and delicious. Warm aftertaste, slightly dry mouth feeling after. Oak and dark fruits.
Goes very well with red meats!

Smooth and delicious. Warm aftertaste, slightly dry mouth feeling after. Oak and dark fruits.
Goes very well with red meats!

May 9th, 2020
Kurtis Epp

Really nice, smooth Rioja. Age has treated this vintage well!

Really nice, smooth Rioja. Age has treated this vintage well!

Mar 23rd, 2020
Chris Van de Velde

Chris had this 2 months ago

Chris had this 2 months ago

Oct 10th, 2020
Chris Van de Velde

Chris had this 6 months ago

Chris had this 6 months ago

Jun 6th, 2020
Tessa Arnold

Tessa had this 8 months ago

Tessa had this 8 months ago

Mar 19th, 2020
Phoebe Li

Phoebe had this 9 months ago

Phoebe had this 9 months ago

Mar 9th, 2020
Astrid Creuzburg

Astrid had this 10 months ago

Astrid had this 10 months ago

Jan 19th, 2020