Red

2001 Faustino Rioja I Gran Reserva

Tempranillo Blend

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
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Community Tasting Notes 681

  • Purple Tooth wrote: 93 points

    November 20, 2019 - This is the old wine lover's treasure chest find at peasant prices, considering the quality. Read Rock and Roller's review as it could not be described any better. Decant 3 to 6 hours and up to 12 hours...Yes, 3 to 12 hours....DRINK

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • rocknroller wrote: 93 points

    November 17, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Spain (Estelle, St. Paul, MN): Very dark red color. Decanted for 3 hours with some additional slow-O time; drank a glass over 75 minutes. Personally, I've always found this wine to be very complex and alluring. Tonight was certainly no different. Gorgeous on the nose with funk, damp earth, saddle leather, and a touch of horsebarn, dark fruits, kirsch and plum with oak overtones. The palate is satiny on the texture, full bodied with good balance, receptive tannins and dark fruits; plum, black cherry, and hints of cassis over the leather, earth, crushed rocks and wood. This just so old school, and I love it.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • chablis28 wrote: 92 points

    November 17, 2019 - Sat for 3 hours in decanter before leaving for venue. Removed cork on arrival and started drinking 75 minutes later. Semi opaque oak infused purple color. Berries, earth & cigar box aromas. Balanced and somewhat rich; cherry, earth, spice, tobacco and leather on the palate. Resolved with decent lift but could be more energetic for my liking. The oak continues to integrate. May improve with further aging but I'm concerned if there is enough structure for the long haul? One left that Ill get within 3 years.

    6 people found this helpful Comment
  • SpoochMan Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 4, 2019 - Opened during Mike's visit. Consistent with the many previous notes, this bottle was outstanding. Interesting to drink on its own or with food. Only one left...

  • Genghis88 Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 3, 2019 - Dark ruddy red, full bodied.
    Meaty, dark, stewed plums, leather, cigar box, earthy
    Thick and viscous. Tastes like the nose. Loamy. Some dark fruit.
    Wine is still vibrant. Has years left in it. I am not sure it will improve much, but its great value if you can find it.

    Smoked a Dominion cigar.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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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, 410441412102, 410441512956, 440011518956, 4410063512956, 5416174251295, 8410441512056, 8410441512093, 8410441512185, 8410441512215, 8410441512277, 8410441512925, 8410441512949, 8410441512956, 8410449220495

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,278 (49%)
  • Consumed 6,509 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

Who Likes This Wine

96% Like It  365 votes

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