Faustino I Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009
93 Points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
“Classic Rioja aromas of vanilla, spice, tobacco and dried berry fruits carry this wine. On the palate, this warm-vintage gran reserva has energy from well-stored acidity, while the flavors include cherry, plum, mocha and a plethora of spices. Chocolate and tobacco flavors along with general warmth crowd the finish. Drink through 2030."
93 Points, Decanter
93 Points, Guía Peñin
92 Points, James Suckling
92 Points, Vinous Antonio Galloni
Gold Medal, Global Rioja Masters, The Drinks Business
50 Best Spanish Red of 2019, Decanter
Gran Bacchus Oro, Bacchus International Wine Competition
Intense cherry red color in the center of the glass with garnet border and tile. In nose intense and complex spicy and new wood (roasted coffee, leather, vanilla and balsam) with mild alcoholic presence notes.
Made from 85% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo (Carignan) and 5% Graciano. Aged in French and American oak for 26 months. Lavish bouquet with burned wood, vanilla, sweeping aromas of black and red fruit, black cherry, prune and blackberry syrup. Soft impression on the palate while featuring a relatively powerful stature and strong tannins, with ripe black berries and sweet coconut. Still very youthful, it is the benchmark for a long ageing Rioja of exceptional quality.
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating