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2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
3/22/2018 - welsh.p wrote:
some advice needed please ladies and gents
how long would you recommend , after ive opened the bottle to drink
The wine looks ruby colored.
  • kalissa commented:

    3/22/18, 1:21 PM - Not sure if it needs breathing time, but there may be a little sediment so if that is the case it could benefit from decanting

Red
2002 Faiveley Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir
Very disapointing. One could hardly notice the pinot noir typicity behind the oak make-up and the ridiculous style of this wine which was over-extracted, oaky and unbalanced (rough tanins, a strong alcohol sensation, jammy style). I thought it was a bad caricature of what a pinot noir from a great terroir should be in a top vintage. One of the worst burg I have ever drunk.
  • kalissa commented:

    8/25/16, 9:25 AM - I wonder if it was shut down? These old-school Faiveley wines often need a good 20 years of aging to come around!

Red
2012 Kilikanoon Shiraz Killerman's Run Clare Valley
8/23/2015 - kalissa Likes this wine:
86 points
This is more than adequate value for what it costs, but I find the wine somewhat flabby and jammy. It could just be that I prefer a more old-world taste profile. I nevertheless would recommend this wine to fans of the style.
  • kalissa commented:

    9/17/15, 3:41 PM - Thanks for the comment. It's quite possible the bottle I had may not have been in pristine condition, which may have resulted in a different profile. Shipping from Australia to Canada might be a factor? I will try it again when I get a chance. Cheers!

Red
2010 Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
8/31/2015 - kalissa Likes this wine:
91 points
A very fine Rioja, but needs time to integrate the oak and tannins. Very good concentration. Try again in 2020?
  • kalissa commented:

    9/1/15, 10:31 AM - Harley1199, I don't doubt it will last a long time. Just out of curiosity, do you have any suggestions on wine shops or restaurants to get mature vintages of Rioja in Madrid?

  • kalissa commented:

    9/1/15, 5:14 PM - Thanks, I will be visiting Madrid and Leon shortly so will check out the local options. Cheers!

  • kalissa commented:

    9/1/15, 6:43 PM - Thanks for the suggestion, I will check it out!
    Cheers

Red
2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva Tempranillo Blend, Tempranillo
7/6/2015 - mmh wrote:
90 points
The bottle looks hideous but it would be foolish to dismiss this wine on those grounds, as the contents are very good indeed. Remarkably young and fresh! Some oak, yes, but not too much for me. Nice balancing acidity, strawberries, leather. Medium bodied. Great! Will improve.
  • kalissa commented:

    8/3/15, 5:59 PM - I agree with your assessment of this wine 100%, including the rather unsophisticated packaging. However the contents are indeed fine, especially for the reasonable price point. Cheers!

  • kalissa commented:

    8/4/15, 7:19 PM - Harley1199, I don't pay too much attention to what a magazine says about a wine. And here in Canada, Decanter has limited influence. I drink what I like to drink, regardless of the bottle it comes in. And a wine like this does not compare to a great grand cru Burgundy, but that isn't the point is it? It's a nice wine to drink while you wait for your finest bottles to mature, in my opinion.

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