Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.1858 ratings
9.2139 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
Shay A
9.0

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

Hard to rate at this age (they even had a ‘70s bottle that I missed out on), but there was still some semblance of graham cracker, rhubarb and cherry going. Tobacco. Fairly earthy and dusty.

I was fortunate enough to attend the grand tasting at TexSom this year. Talk about a Who’s Who of the wine world! Incredible environment with beautiful wines.

Hard to rate at this age (they even had a ‘70s bottle that I missed out on), but there was still some semblance of graham cracker, rhubarb and cherry going. Tobacco. Fairly earthy and dusty.

Aug 14th, 2018
Meg Herring

This has so much life left in it. Tastes like dark berries that got covered in dust after a rainstorm. Hints of vanilla and spices. Really well integrated tannins. An awesome wine.

This has so much life left in it. Tastes like dark berries that got covered in dust after a rainstorm. Hints of vanilla and spices. Really well integrated tannins. An awesome wine.

Jul 26th, 2018
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