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dried fruit, herbaceous and earthy, with bits of cherry and seeped black tea leaves. nice length, and definitely has great aging potential. Read more
rustic cherries, smooth mouthfeel with an enjoyable length Read more
Nose: earthy, oaky, spicy, vanilla, mature red fruit characters (cherry?). Palate: earthy (red earth), spicy, vanilla, oaky, some red fruit charact... Read more
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dried fruit, herbaceous and earthy, with bits of cherry and seeped black tea leaves. nice length, and definitely has great aging potential.
rustic cherries, smooth mouthfeel with an enjoyable length
Nose: earthy, oaky, spicy, vanilla, mature red fruit characters (cherry?). Palate: earthy (red earth), spicy, vanilla, oaky, some red fruit characters. Soft, full bodied. Acidity still fresh, almost citrusy/lemony. Long on palate.
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.
dry wood taste trees tobacco
External Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I
Rusty and mature looking, this is woodsy, dry and rooty on the nose, with whiffs of tree bark and tobacco running alongside cherry and berry notes. It’s mature, with flavors of stewed plum, herbs and spice that are straight from the textbook, while the finish is dry, earthy and showing core acidity. Drink now.
This supple red shows traditional character, with tobacco, sanguine and leather notes around a core of cherry and dried herbs. The light tannins and balsamic acidity give way to a spicy, earthy finish. Drink now.
The 2001 Faustino I Gran Reserva is a modern rendition of the old-time classical Riojas, with black rather than red fruit notes and developed aromas of leather and game, black licorice and Chinese ink. It’s medium-bodied, with good acidity and it has a slightly dry finish. I’d have expected a bit more meat and concentration from this vintage. Drink 2014–2019.
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.
Ruby-red. Wild meaty aromas of dried red fruits floral oils pipe tobacco and cured meat. Smooth appealingly sweet and smoky offering redcurrant and cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Notes of vanilla and mocha carry through a long smooth finish which shows just a whisper of tannins. Decidedly old-school; fans of the type will likely find my score low. Stephen Tanzers IWC.
The 2000 Gran Reserva, a blend of 86% Tempranillo, 9% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo aged for 26 months in American and French oak, has a dusty, leathery nose with touches of soy. The palate is nicely balanced with leathery black fruit and a dry, smooth licorice-tinged finish. Drink now–2018.
Ruby-red. Wild, meaty aromas of dried red fruits, floral oils, pipe tobacco and cured meat. Smooth, appealingly sweet and smoky, offering redcurrant and cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Notes of vanilla and mocha carry through a long, smooth finish, which shows just a whisper of tannins. Decidedly old-school; fans of the type will likely find my score low.
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