Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva DOCa 2004 (Rioja, Spain) - [DM 97] [WE 96] [JS 94]

Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva DOCa 2004
(Rioja, Spain) - [DM 97] [WE 96] [JS 94]

Regular price $110.00 Sale price $104.97 Save $5.03

DM97 WE96 JS94
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Minimum 30 months in oak barrels.

Production Area:
Our best vineyards in the area of Oyón and Laguardia are the starting point for our iconic wine. Selected plots for a classic Rioja blend: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo.

Grape Varieties:
Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively colour and high acidity; Mazuelo flavour and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect coupage for long ageing wines. True to Rioja, true to its origins.


Tasting Notes:

Cherry red developing to an intense ruby colour. Intense and complex. Well integrated sweet and warm hints with ripe fruit, notes of vanilla and sensations of cinnamon, blond tobacco and cocoa.

Elegant in the mouth, structured and with good acidity. The finish is sweet and surprising for a Rioja Gran Reserva. There is an aftertaste of the blend of very ripe fruit, vanilla and roasted notes.

Masterpieces take its time. Aged and refined longer. Only released when optimal.

Pairing Suggestions
It matches with any kind of meat and mushrooms rice. Some tasty or oily fish such as tuna or cod. Medium-aged cheese such as emmental or gruyere.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Decanter:
Classy wine with engaging tobacco, smoke and earthy aromatics. Complex and energetic with spice and red fruit flavours whooshing through the palate in a seductive style. A satisfying aged wine with thrillingly well-integrated new oak and a long, savoury finish.

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
This deep-garnet-colored wine has aromas of blackberry, black currant and olive tapenade. It is soft at first sip, and then rugged tannins build on the palate, ferrying flavors of dark plum, pomegranate, cocoa powder, thyme and orange zest that wend their way to a surprisingly bright finish. Drink through 2035. Mike DeSimone

94 Points - James Suckling:
A juicy and chewy red with dried berry and cherry character. Hints of roasted seaweed. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Still vivid and balanced. Drink now but has a long life ahead, too.