Bodegas Faustino

Faustino V Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

8.9334 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

If you possess this wine, pull the cork 6 hours prior and leave it alone. It will reward you. Don't decant. Trust me.

If you possess this wine, pull the cork 6 hours prior and leave it alone. It will reward you. Don't decant. Trust me.

5 people found it helpfulJul 27th, 2014
Spinning_spins

375ml. Initially, immediately after opening, this wine displayed aromas of Inquisition dungeon, shower curtain, and despair. However, after 2 hours, that all blew off and other, pleasant aromas of tree bark, coffee, cinnamon, herbs, and pepper, over still fairly lively primary fruit such as red currant, with stewed plum and fig, and bacon. If you can get this vintage in 750ml or larger format, you will be happy. This wine continues to evolve well in the glass so that's it.

375ml. Initially, immediately after opening, this wine displayed aromas of Inquisition dungeon, shower curtain, and despair. However, after 2 hours, that all blew off and other, pleasant aromas of tree bark, coffee, cinnamon, herbs, and pepper, over still fairly lively primary fruit such as red currant, with stewed plum and fig, and bacon. If you can get this vintage in 750ml or larger format, you will be happy. This wine continues to evolve well in the glass so that's it.

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2016
Stephanie Lunn

Intense both on the nose and the tongue. Deep flavours enrich your senses. Suited with rich foods or just to share. A number one!!!

Intense both on the nose and the tongue. Deep flavours enrich your senses. Suited with rich foods or just to share. A number one!!!

2 people found it helpfulAug 18th, 2014
Alex Powell

Good classic rioja, strawberry tobacco and mud with american oak. Elegant, lightweight and suave on palate, lots of flavor for size and price. Just a bit more oak than ideal for me. Still, excellent!

Good classic rioja, strawberry tobacco and mud with american oak. Elegant, lightweight and suave on palate, lots of flavor for size and price. Just a bit more oak than ideal for me. Still, excellent!

2 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2014
Jenny Hemmer

Toasty vanilla, cedar, dried cherries. Fruit and acidity still holding up nicely.

Toasty vanilla, cedar, dried cherries. Fruit and acidity still holding up nicely.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2016
Christine Havens

Faustino's Rioja Reserva V 2006 imparts little fruit. Expect notes of leather, sun-baked roof tile, grilled meat and tomato paste. Medium-bodied, this old-school Tempranillo offers moderate acidity and low-to-moderate, but fine tannins. The profile of the nose echoes that of the palate, and it paired reasonably well with grilled steak fajitas. 12.5% ABV

Faustino's Rioja Reserva V 2006 imparts little fruit. Expect notes of leather, sun-baked roof tile, grilled meat and tomato paste. Medium-bodied, this old-school Tempranillo offers moderate acidity and low-to-moderate, but fine tannins. The profile of the nose echoes that of the palate, and it paired reasonably well with grilled steak fajitas. 12.5% ABV

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Barry Walsh

Delicious!

Delicious!

Apr 19th, 2017
Marcela Baruch

Food/Wine Journalist, Sommelier

9.1

2001 havest

2001 havest

Feb 8th, 2016
Shirish Bhide

Black fruits. Cherries, strawberries and a hint of baked spices. Well integrated tannins. Smooth and long finish. Very good and in prime condition to drink now.

Black fruits. Cherries, strawberries and a hint of baked spices. Well integrated tannins. Smooth and long finish. Very good and in prime condition to drink now.

Dec 3rd, 2015
Jonathan Hird

Stumbled upon this at a very good price! Such a beautiful nose and intense flavour, I suggest to uncork it and leave without decanting maybe 45 mins or so.

Stumbled upon this at a very good price! Such a beautiful nose and intense flavour, I suggest to uncork it and leave without decanting maybe 45 mins or so.

Nov 7th, 2015