Faustino Gran Faustino DOCa Rioja 1955 (GIFT BOXED)
A truly unique wine; a very limited release of Gran Faustino 1955, a one-off wine produced. This wine has been stored in perfect condition in Faustino's cellar since its original release in 1963, and is presented in a tall, matt, Rhine-style bottle, which was very popular in La Rioja in the 1950’s. The labels and capsules have been refreshed, but the wine is still sealed with the original cork. All the bottles have been tasted and approved by Faustino.
Recently a bottle was presented to James Suckling for sampling and he loved the wine stating: "Faustino Gran Vintage 1955 still showing freshness. Classic Rioja ages so well."
"A small, aged release of 2,500 bottles, this predates Gran Faustino. This is an elegant and mature wine. Leather, mushroom, spicy wet earth, dried cherry and red plum. Supple, even and elegant with a smooth, fleshy core, mellow fine-layered tannins and a spark of fresh fruit to close. Drink now."
94 Points, James Suckling
"Our grandfather, Faustino, launched Gran Faustino Reserva 1955, on the market in 1963, which was a huge success.
In a subtle reference and homage to his mother, he bottled a selection that year with a cork signed as “Bodegas Santana”, in a tall, frosted, special bottle to protect it from the outer environment.
Today, 55 years later in 2018, the last existing 2,555 bottles have been launched as a new edition called Gran Faustino 1955. They are a true reflection of our speciality, making wines that are perfect for ageing, part of Faustino's secret. A “Gran Reserva” Rioja wine, like those of years gone by, those that are never repeated and which experts the world over talk about with admiration."
Lourdes and Carmen Martínez Zabala - 4th generation
95 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating