Faustino V Reserva Tempranillo Blend DOCa Rioja 2013
Made from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Mazuelo (Carignan). Aged in American oak for 18 months. Deep ruby in colour. Musky, smoky aromas of dried cherry and dark berries, with notes of cedar and cured meat adding complexity. Distinctly wild, offering intense blackberry and bitter cherry flavours and suggestions of chewing tobacco and smoky herbs. Dusty tannins add grip to the finish, which leaves dark chocolate and peppery spice notes behind. Old-school Rioja all the way.
“The pure aromas of crushed raspberries and ripe plums are so attractive in this red, following through to a medium-bodied palate with firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.”
93 Points, James Suckling
93 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating