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Faustino Rioja V Reserva 2005

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The wine expresses ripe fruit, clove, and cocoa with leather and cedar notes. It is medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish.

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Faustino:
Bodega Faustino was built in 1968 but wine production under the Faustino name began long before that when, in 1861, Eleutorio Martinez Arzok purchased a vineyard in Oyon, Spain.  The vineyard stayed in the family and bottling begin in 1930 by Faustino Martinez Perez de Albeniz. Bodega Faustino sits on a little over 1,500 acres across the municipalities of Laguardia, Logrono, Mendavia,... Read more
Bodega Faustino was built in 1968 but wine production under the Faustino name began long before that when, in 1861, Eleutorio Martinez Arzok purchased a vineyard in Oyon, Spain.  The vineyard stayed in the family and bottling begin in 1930 by Faustino Martinez Perez de Albeniz. Bodega Faustino sits on a little over 1,500 acres across the municipalities of Laguardia, Logrono, Mendavia, and Oyon in Northeastern Spain.  By combining local climate and conditions with the tradition and experience of winemakers, Faustino wines are recognized and celebrated all over the world. Stainless steel tanks and state-of-the-art technologies are combined with traditional processes to create the unique Faustino wines that, after being aged in either American or French Oak, continue to be celebrated. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Faustino Rioja V Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,954
3.00 5
11/07/2012

Dark and earthy on the nose with notes of caramel, tobacco, cocoa, leather and chalk over roasted fruit. Smooth on entry with acidity that is just a touch low by Rioja standards, this is smooth and silky with flavors that are a bit simple. The texture will be very appealing to a broad range of consumers as will the simple vanilla, cherry and toast flavors, but this lacks complexity and detail for me. Ends rather abruptly with a leather, almond and cherry pit finale and dry tannins. 85pts


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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
05/25/2012

earthy dark cocoa notes, condensed flavors loaded with complexity


Snooth User: Fenderbaum
161289668
4.00 5
09/23/2011

A somewhat smokey yet stinky nose. Wonderfully aromatic. On the palate, it's a big wine. Quite intense, heavy fruit only slightly let down by being a little hot on the back. A very decent effort all round though.


Snooth User: coryhwhite357
135358180
2.00 5
03/22/2009

This wine is not one of my favorites. The nose was pleasant and extremely complex, with notes of oak, maple, misty air, damp soil, and mushrooms. The taste, similar to mushrooms. The flavor was bland and simple. I would recommend this wine with a light pasta with Italian sausage, but more of a pesto for sauce. This is more of a spring wine as a transition from the winter crisp white wines to the full bodied reds in the summer. This wine makes an excellent spritzer or as a cider in the winter.


Snooth User: cAdley
1189167105
1.50 5
02/16/2013

Wow, what a nose! An exceptionally attractive scent, almond and Carmel with a great complexity. The taste is a bit off as its really not what you expect. Sharp tannins with a bit of acid to the front of the tongue. A good wine, but not worthy of the favorites list.


Snooth User: Redman67
721895213
4.00 5
01/13/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Faustino Rioja V Reserva

External Review
04/10/2014

Garnet red. Ripe fruit, clove and cocoa, with leather and cedar notes. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish. A perfect complement to all types of meats, casseroles and mature, hard cheeses.


External Review
06/24/2011

In this Reserva, Faustino has created a wine that is loyal to the flavors of traditional Rioja. A pretty, herbal bouquet gives way to a mouthful of red berries. On the finish, a burst of tangy acidity reminds us that true Rioja is made for food.


External Review
04/10/2014

Deep ruby. 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 flavors 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.



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Tasting Notes:

While the Faustino Gran Reserva is pure old-school Rioja, Faustino Reservas have more fruit than the Rioja Reservas of old, befitting an evolving mindset, combining tradition with modernity. The wine opens with vanilla and toast, and moves on to red cherries with strawberries, even red raspberries, and a gentle toasty finish.

The wine expresses ripe fruit, clove, and cocoa with leather and cedar notes. It is medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a lingering finish.

100000 bottles produced.

Notes: Aged for 1 year in oak casks and refined in bottle for 2 years prior to its release


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