Faustino I Gran Reserva 2004, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$34.95 (976662)

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October 14, 2017

Critic Reviews (6)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Extreme dusty, sour and bright red cherry jumps, no leaps from the 12 year-old bottle as if the wine were...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Faustino's Gran Reservas have a remarkable capacity to age. Here at 13 years, the freshness of the fruit is really...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A savory and surprisingly youthful 12-year old Gran Reserva with charm and traditional feel. Tannins have softened...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A nicely mature, though modestly complex 2004 Gran Reserva all in all, with a decent range of dried red fruit...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has lots of vitality and acidity for a 12 year old wine, but I wanted more depth and elegance for a gran...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

An "old" rioja, stripped to the character that is to say, hardly spicy, with relatively high acidity, without much...

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Community Reviews (1)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium+ intensity nose with earth, umami, dried fruits, and floral aromatics. Tannins are resolved, offering a smooth mouthfeel and nice aroma replays on the palate. Acids are still quite good for a 12-year-old wine. Finishes long. Tasted Sept/2016.

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