Bodegas Faustino

Tinto Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

9.2375 ratings
9.250 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
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
Lee Pitofsky

Keeping the party going #NYE

Keeping the party going #NYE

Jan 2nd, 2020
William Hughes

Impeccable provenance. Years ahead for this gorgeous wine. Figs, cherries, leather, baking spice, roses, espresso, and black tea leaves.

Impeccable provenance. Years ahead for this gorgeous wine. Figs, cherries, leather, baking spice, roses, espresso, and black tea leaves.

Dec 16th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Super elegant with a nose of bright red fruits and earth, also on the palate with dried strawberries, raspberry and silky tannins

Super elegant with a nose of bright red fruits and earth, also on the palate with dried strawberries, raspberry and silky tannins

Apr 7th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2001 - Rioja at Xmas dinner because it is my Mums favorite wine. Reliable.

Vintage 2001 - Rioja at Xmas dinner because it is my Mums favorite wine. Reliable.

Dec 25th, 2017
Doug Adams

2001 Vintage. Medium bodied, light nose, cherry with smoke and plum. Complex. An interesting wine!

2001 Vintage. Medium bodied, light nose, cherry with smoke and plum. Complex. An interesting wine!

4 people found it helpfulApr 26th, 2015
Krista Vanmoorlehem

Holy moly. This is the reason we love wine.

Holy moly. This is the reason we love wine.

4 people found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2015
Riccardo L.

Reminds me of an aged Barolo. Still got plenty of life on it; at least another ten. Cigar box, dried cherries and pomegranates. Tar, wood chips, and grape seeds. A little less viscous, but exceptionally well-developed.

Reminds me of an aged Barolo. Still got plenty of life on it; at least another ten. Cigar box, dried cherries and pomegranates. Tar, wood chips, and grape seeds. A little less viscous, but exceptionally well-developed.

3 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

Vivid cigar box aromatics and well integrated brett. Mineral rich black cherry/cranberry/plum fruit, silky tannins, complex mushroom overtones on the finish. Full of vitality. 28 months in mostly american oak, a modest duration for gran reserva, which may attribute to its deep color after 14 years.

Vivid cigar box aromatics and well integrated brett. Mineral rich black cherry/cranberry/plum fruit, silky tannins, complex mushroom overtones on the finish. Full of vitality. 28 months in mostly american oak, a modest duration for gran reserva, which may attribute to its deep color after 14 years.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
David Hodge

94 vintage. What a treat. Ripe black fruit, tobacco, leather and pepper. Incredibly well balanced wine.

94 vintage. What a treat. Ripe black fruit, tobacco, leather and pepper. Incredibly well balanced wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2016
Jacob Petersen

I had 3 of these bottles and I've consumed 2 already. Both tasted VERY different! One would be a clear 9.3, the other a 9.0. One was bright and open and with supple red cherry fruit on the nose and palette and not overly oaked. It was beautifully balanced but nothing really stood out and made a clear statement. They other seemed thicker and darker and had that funky barnyard earthiness, but with less fruit on both palette and nose. Kinds strange I thought. The good one I bought at a wine store and the other at HEB, so maybe it was a storage issue that made one seem so different and not for the better.

I had 3 of these bottles and I've consumed 2 already. Both tasted VERY different! One would be a clear 9.3, the other a 9.0. One was bright and open and with supple red cherry fruit on the nose and palette and not overly oaked. It was beautifully balanced but nothing really stood out and made a clear statement. They other seemed thicker and darker and had that funky barnyard earthiness, but with less fruit on both palette and nose. Kinds strange I thought. The good one I bought at a wine store and the other at HEB, so maybe it was a storage issue that made one seem so different and not for the better.

1 person found it helpfulSep 21st, 2016