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Food Pairings for Faustino Tempranillo Rioja Faustino VII
Cherry Tobacco, leather, nice dusty old world style for the price.
bolder fruit, darker fruit flavors, nice complexity
Easy to drink, notes of oak and cherries, not too complex.
An excellent Rioja in the best tradition of the region. The color of this wine is very lively with the producer claiming to contain ochre cues, which it really does to my astonishment! Very nice aroma with the freshness of the grapes preserved and vanilla touches from the oak barrels. The taste is full but medium, very nice balance on the sweetness, it feels consistent with an excellent finish.
I've bought from Cologne and now, I'm trying in Istanbul. If you compare with its price: good wine. Red fruits, a little tobacco and oak. But oak is dominante.
Joven, tart plain and uninspiring. Some fruit, and saved by a decent finish. (Tasted as part of a marathon at the Wines from Spain trade event.)
Vino bastante normalito
External Reviews for Faustino Tempranillo Rioja Faustino VII
VII Rioja 2006 - 87 Points, Wine Spectator/ Supple, with gentle acidity and modest tannnins. A beam of berry fruit shines through to the finish. Featured on Recommended Wines from Spain list.
Value Brands of the Year: Top 4 Spanish Value Brands/ From one of the region’s most consistent and well-known wineries. The light, pleasantly funky ’06 Rioja Faustino VII makes a subtle match to a gamey Berkshire pork chop.
VII Rioja 2006 - Wine Enthusiast/ For regular, everyday Rioja this should not fail. It has nice cherry and plum aromas with a hint of rubber and tobacco. Licorice, plum, raspberry and brown sugar flavors work the balanced, controlled palate, while the finish is natural.
/ Smooth and supple, this red delivers plum, leaf, light vanilla and earth flavors, with gentle acidity and modest tannins. A beam of berry fruit shines through the finish.
VII Rioja 2008 - 3 Stars/Recommended, Decanter/ Minderal nose. Bone dry, crisp acidity, attractive minerality and strawberry fruit. Balanced, good structure.
VII Rioja 2007 - 85 Points, Best Buy, Wine & Spirits/ 50/50 blend of tempranillo and garnacha has fresh red raspberry flavors an a touch of green tannin. A juicy match for grilled lamb.
VII Rioja 2006 - 87 Points & Daily Wine Pick, Wine Spectator Online/ Smooth and supple, this red delivers plum, leaf, light vanilla and earth flavors, with gentle acidity and modest tannins. A beam of berry fruit shines through the finish.
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