Faustino Rioja Faustino VII 2011
Cherry Tobacco, leather, nice dusty old world style for the price.
In standard Faustino fashion, this Faustino VII has almost no nose. What little nose is present, is medium bodied and bland. The initial taste is also medium, but medium-light spice and the only flavor is the fruit, but extremely low in sugar content. The finish is fast and smooth, over in about 1.2 seconds. This is a good wine to servie with authentic Latin American cuisine (which is also bland).
External Reviews for Faustino Rioja Faustino VII
VII Rioja 2006 - 87 Points & Daily Wine Pick, Wine Spectator Online/ Smooth and supple, this red delivers plum, leaf, light vanilla and earth flavors, with gentle acidity and modest tannins. A beam of berry fruit shines through the finish.
VII Rioja 2008 - 3 Stars/Recommended, Decanter/ Minderal nose. Bone dry, crisp acidity, attractive minerality and strawberry fruit. Balanced, good structure.
/ Smooth and supple, this red delivers plum, leaf, light vanilla and earth flavors, with gentle acidity and modest tannins. A beam of berry fruit shines through the finish.
VII Rioja 2007 - 85 Points, Best Buy, Wine & Spirits/ 50/50 blend of tempranillo and garnacha has fresh red raspberry flavors an a touch of green tannin. A juicy match for grilled lamb.
VII Rioja 2006 - Wine Enthusiast/ For regular, everyday Rioja this should not fail. It has nice cherry and plum aromas with a hint of rubber and tobacco. Licorice, plum, raspberry and brown sugar flavors work the balanced, controlled palate, while the finish is natural.
Value Brands of the Year: Top 4 Spanish Value Brands/ From one of the region’s most consistent and well-known wineries. The light, pleasantly funky ’06 Rioja Faustino VII makes a subtle match to a gamey Berkshire pork chop.
VII Rioja 2006 - 88 Points & Year's Best, Wine & Spirits/ A light and funky Rioja with cherry flavors and the scent of rose hip tea, this is a subtle for a gamy Berkshire pork.