Faustino I Gran Reserva 2001
SKU: 08678566046

Faustino I Gran Reserva 2001

  • d97
  • we91
  • ws89


Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand Faustino
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
Color: Intense, bright cherry red. Bouquet: Aromatic and complex, with notes of tobacco, cedar and leather against a background of ripe fruit, jam and spices. Taste: Powerful yet velvety, with flavors of rich red fruit, licorice and minerals and smooth, ripe tannins. Food Pairing: Flavorful fish like tuna , red meat, game and medium cured cheeses such as Manchego and emmental.
  • d97

#1 Wine of 2013 Restrained, mineral style with elegant tannins. Youthful and fresh, feminine and complex. Deliciously decadent, with extraordinary vitality in the palate and a long unique, finish. A jewel at this price. Drink 2014-2030

Wine Enthusiast
  • we91

Rusty and mature looking, this is woodsy, dry and rooty on the nose, with whiffs of tree bark and tobacco running alongside cherry and berry notes. It's mature, with flavors of stewed plum, herbs and spice that are straight from the textbook, while the finish is dry, earthy and showing core acidity. Drink now.

Michael Schachner, July 1, 2014
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

This supple red shows traditional character, with tobacco, sanguine and leather notes around a core of cherry and dried herbs. The light tannins and balsamic acidity give way to a spicy, earthy finish. Drink now. 85,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, April 30, 2014