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Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I 1999

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Faustino I Gran Reserva, the most recognized Gran Reserva from DO Rioja, is clean, bright, and ruby-colored with brick rims. On the nose, it is deep and complex with light spice notes and ripe-fruit hints and expressing it long aging background with very light leather notes. On the mouth, it is velvety, soft, round, and well-balanced, ending with long aftertaste from the very long aging in wood. One out of three bottles of the Gran Reserva DO Rioja comes from our cellars.

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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
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Member Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
05/25/2012

dried fruit, herbaceous and earthy, with bits of cherry and seeped black tea leaves. nice length, and definitely has great aging potential.


Snooth User: jja347
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4.00 5
10/31/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/12/2011

Frisch, fruchtig, viel dunkle Frucht (Pflaumen, schwarze Kirschen), eine etwas würzige Note, gefolgt von balsamischen Noten mit ganz dezenten, animalischen Noten im Hintergrund. Nach 5-10 Minuten Luftkontakt verschwindet diese animalische Note fast gänzlich, auch die Würzigkeit tritt in den Hintergrund, dafür kommen die Fruchtaromen stärker zum Vorschein, gefolgt von dezenten Holznoten. Der Wein hat eine mittlere Länge und einen angenehm, fruchtig endenden Abgang.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This aged wine hits most of the right keys. Itandrsquo;s sexy and racy on the bouquet, with tobacco, orange peel, rooty cherry and tree bark aromas. Itandrsquo;s a bit sharp and lean in the mouth at this point, with flavors of tomato, raisin, dry berry, cocoa and spice. Gets more acidic as it sits. Drink or hold.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
11/03/2012

Dark red. Pungent, oak-spiced aromas of dried red fruits, vanilla and rose, with a cedary overtone. Smooth and sweet, with vibrant redcurrant and cherry-vanilla flavors given depth by notes of licorice and bitter chocolate. Closes with gentle tannic grip and very good length, leaving smoke and cherry compote notes behind.


External Review
04/18/2013

This aged wine hits most of the right keys. It’s sexy and racy on the bouquet, with tobacco, orange peel, rooty cherry and tree bark aromas. It’s a bit sharp and lean in the mouth at this point, with flavors of tomato, raisin, dry berry, cocoa and spice. Gets more acidic as it sits. Drink or hold.


External Review
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes: Grape Varieties90% Tempranillo; 10% Mazuelo and Graciano VinificationIt is aged 2-3 years in oak casks and is refined in bottle for 4 years prior to its release. ColorIntens



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Tasting Notes:

One of the classic producers of Rioja Gran Reserva is still crafting proud examples from the traditionalist school. The nose is of mushrooms, old barrels, and dried and concentrated fruits-- the smells that only time in a cellar can provide. The mouth is far more fruity, showing red and bing cherries and cranberries, but the character of barrel aging that defines Gran Reserva remains, alongside herbal notes of green tobacco, herbs, and cardamom.

Faustino I Gran Reserva, the most recognized Gran Reserva from DO Rioja, is clean, bright, and ruby-colored with brick rims. On the nose, it is deep and complex with light spice notes and ripe-fruit hints and expressing it long aging background with very light leather notes. On the mouth, it is velvety, soft, round, and well-balanced, ending with long aftertaste from the very long aging in wood. One out of three bottles of the Gran Reserva DO Rioja comes from our cellars.

700 produced.

Aged 26 months in American Oak.

Aged 26 months in French Oak.

Notes: 26 months in American and French oak barrels


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