Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I 2012

  • There are currently no submitted critic scores.
  • + Wine critic

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
Bootleggers Liquor Outlet
Northfield, NJ (2,500 mi)
USD 20.99
750ml
Buy Now
Marquez Distribucions
SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS, GIRONA, ES (6,400 mi)
EUR 17.50
USD $
750ml
Buy Now
See 2 more prices »

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

Set your rating:
Save

Examples: Value Wine, Would Recommend, For the Cellar, Etc...

All Prices

Shipping to:

User Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

Add your review
Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
Vintage: 1999 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: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
Vintage: 1998 10/15/2010

rustic cherries, smooth mouthfeel with an enjoyable length


Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 12/19/2010

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.


Snooth User: sung hun choe
59346024
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 11/25/2010

최명숙1011;25


Snooth User: wineluv
14961678
2.00 5
Vintage: 1996 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
Vintage: 1996 12/09/2008

dry wood taste trees tobacco


Snooth User: hakon ingi
46300713
4.00 5
Vintage: 1996 04/24/2010

Excellent wine


1 2

External Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 06/20/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/13/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2001 05/13/2014

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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2000 06/20/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2000 07/06/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2000 07/06/2014

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 02/17/2013

According to Wine Advocate - 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.


1 2 3 4

Ratings & Tags for Faustino Tempranillo Blend Rioja Gran Reserva I

761185 Snooth User: prosaic
rated this wine
3.00 5
2004 02/07/2011

97638 Snooth User: jja347
rated this wine
4.00 5
1999 10/31/2011

109837 Snooth User: manjuy
rated this wine
5.00 5
1999 01/08/2009

28553 Snooth User: Sven
rated this wine
5.00 5
1999 07/13/2007

28553 Snooth User: Sven
rated this wine
1.00 5
1999 07/13/2007

29459 Snooth User: rena427
rated this wine
5.00 5
1999 08/01/2007

142448 Snooth User: drsint
rated this wine
4.00 5
1998 05/22/2010

1 2 3 4

Photos for All Vintages

+ Add Image

1 2 3 4 5  ...  22


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Tempranillo Top Lists








Snooth Media Network