Faustino I Gran Reserva 75 Aniversario DOCa Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010
100% Tempranillo; Amber-rimmed red. Displays smoky, oak-spice-tinged red fruit, rose pastille and cigar box aromas that show very good delineation and mineral lift. Smooth, broad and sweet on the palate, offering cherry-cola, chewing tobacco, coconut and fruitcake flavors that pick up a spicy nuance on the back half. Definitely ripe but there's good energy here as well. Finishes smooth, smoky and impressively long, with just a hint of fine-grained tannins that lend gentle final grip.
""A ripe, fruity red with chocolate, dark-plum and some black-cherry character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine, juicy tannins and a delicious finish. Drink or hold."
James Suckling, 93 Points
95 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating