Red

2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
Drink between 2014 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 671

  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 13, 2019 - Very dark ruby still with just the beginning of garnet at the edge. Initially a subdued nose of raspberry, vanilla, cherry, strawberry and light iris. Quite full of fruit extract and surprisingly fresh and young tasting for an 18 year old wine! Hardly any tertiary flavours at all. Lots of juicy red berries and a hint of vanilla oak buried down deep. Nice and smooth. Bright acidity. Moderately long finish. Incredibly longevity! Very impressive and such a treat to taste. Too bad it's my last bottle...

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Thomas B wrote: 90 points

    July 11, 2019 - Last bottle and the best one. Drinking beautifully, this still has time left.
    Decanted for 1 hr, light nose but full mouthfeel. Gentle flavors of forest, bacon, and spice this would go well with a wide variety of dishes.

    4 people found this helpful
  • Wine&GardenLover Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 28, 2019 - Very interesting wine with slightly funky, earthy, tobacco, earthy and coffee notes. Evolved to slight prune notes after an hour in glass -expected for a wine of this age. Fresh pour from the decanter and back to youth. Outstanding.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Golf_Wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 15, 2019 - Brought to a tapas restaurant. no decant, on open it reminded me of a tired 1993 burgundy. Tired cherry a lazy sourness. As we waited for our tapas to come in the wine put on weight and developed nicely in the glass and be a good wine. Earthy, licorice, leather, tannin integrated, herb and forest, pine tree, cigar/pipe tobacco. I have one more bottle left and will drink soon. My last bottle a few years back drank better. Fruit mostly gone but a nice drinking wine.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • elevation02 wrote: 92 points

    May 19, 2019 - Had this wine to celebrate my oldest daughters graduation. It was fabulous and still had some years left yet. Sadly none left!

    1 person found this helpful
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Rioja Looks Back and Ahead (Feb 2019), 2/1/2019 (link)

    (Bodegas Faustino Faustino I Gran Reserva (rioja) Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type Red
  • Producer Faustino
  • Varietal Tempranillo Blend
  • Designation I Gran Reserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Codes 086785617862, 086785660460, 086785660462, 410441512956, 440011518956, 4410063512956, 5416174251295, 8410441512056, 8410441512093, 8410441512185, 8410441512215, 8410441512277, 8410441512925, 8410441512949, 8410441512956, 8410449220495

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,365 (50%)
  • Consumed 6,301 (49%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb, duck, beef, game, Paella, pork, Auberginengratin, Blue cheese, Carne Asada, cheese

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  362 votes

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