Faustino I Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009
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