Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1850 ratings
9.2136 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
brando cox

Sunset in Cuenca. Amazing! Complex oaky, cassis,great mouth feel. 9.1

Sunset in Cuenca. Amazing! Complex oaky, cassis,great mouth feel. 9.1

Jan 27th, 2018
Aaron Means

Absolutely delicious. Could easily last another 15-20 years the fruit was so vibrant and youthful. Cedar and crunchy red fruits in their youth, this was developing tobacco, earth, and hints of darker plum and leather flavors at this age. Very complex and regretfully poundable.

Absolutely delicious. Could easily last another 15-20 years the fruit was so vibrant and youthful. Cedar and crunchy red fruits in their youth, this was developing tobacco, earth, and hints of darker plum and leather flavors at this age. Very complex and regretfully poundable.

Oct 4th, 2017
Eddie Gilbert

superb stuff. classic in every sense of the word. energetic and fresh with more than a decade of life left. find this and buy it!

superb stuff. classic in every sense of the word. energetic and fresh with more than a decade of life left. find this and buy it!

5 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Holy shit! Implosion! The length and the tannins are just beautiful. 'Nuff said...

Holy shit! Implosion! The length and the tannins are just beautiful. 'Nuff said...

5 people found it helpfulAug 30th, 2014
Nathan Claiborn

This is killer, so much fruit overflowing its well appointed frame best wine I've had in a minute.

This is killer, so much fruit overflowing its well appointed frame best wine I've had in a minute.

3 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2015
John Holbrooks

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

3 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Lundmark Kvarnstrom

Just amazing. The balance. And the length. Just amazing. Mmm...

Just amazing. The balance. And the length. Just amazing. Mmm...

3 people found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Daniel Martinez Cardenas

One of the best wines I have tasted in the last 30 days together with the Abadia Retuerta one. Cherry and Star anise on the nose. Juicy Dark Cherry, Plum fruit, Vanilla and the right amount of Oak to make it flavorful with an elegant finish.

One of the best wines I have tasted in the last 30 days together with the Abadia Retuerta one. Cherry and Star anise on the nose. Juicy Dark Cherry, Plum fruit, Vanilla and the right amount of Oak to make it flavorful with an elegant finish.

2 people found it helpfulJul 18th, 2016
Riccardo L.

If I told you you could age it longer, would you believe me? This is an unbelievably well-priced wine. It's got a full spicebox range of flavours in it, and the aging process has mellowed it out beautifully. It's 24 years old, and I swear you could probably get another 10 out of this.

If I told you you could age it longer, would you believe me? This is an unbelievably well-priced wine. It's got a full spicebox range of flavours in it, and the aging process has mellowed it out beautifully. It's 24 years old, and I swear you could probably get another 10 out of this.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.7

Pushy American oak. Completely resolved.

Pushy American oak. Completely resolved.

1 person found it helpfulSep 3rd, 2016