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Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I 1996

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Colour: Brilliant, medium-to-high depth. Cherry red in the center of the glass with a garnet and tawny rim. Aroma: Intense and complex to the nose. Aromas of spiced and new wood toasty, leather, vanilla and balsalmi against a mild alcoholic background. Palate: Well-finished. Powerful, enveloping tannic notes in the mouth that develop into an elegant meatiness and just the right acidity to match any dish.

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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

Member Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

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Snooth User: wineluv
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2.00 5
03/12/2009

I'm a big fan of Rioja Gran Reserva, especially after having pretty good ones from this vintage, but this one didn't meet my expectations unfortunately,,, Way too much oak, leatherly smoke, overwhelming fruits flavors. There're better valued Reserva and Crianza out there.


Snooth User: Qubican
10450850
4.00 5
12/09/2008

dry wood taste trees tobacco


Snooth User: hakon ingi
46300713
4.00 5
04/24/2010

Excellent wine


Snooth User: garyhoskins
3873667
0.00 5
04/22/2010

This has to be our favourite Rioja at the moment. We haven't yet found anything to beat it. Full bodied, warm and woody.


External Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/13/2009

Rusty red in color with tobacco and dried red currant notes on the nose, this Rioja, at over a decade, shows a delightful amount of evolution. With some oak on the finish, this bottle deserves, even requires, a well-prepared London Broil.



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Colour: Brilliant, medium-to-high depth. Cherry red in the center of the glass with a garnet and tawny rim. Aroma: Intense and complex to the nose. Aromas of spiced and new wood toasty, leather, vanilla and balsalmi against a mild alcoholic background. Palate: Well-finished. Powerful, enveloping tannic notes in the mouth that develop into an elegant meatiness and just the right acidity to match any dish.

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