2004 Faustino, Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva
Tempranillo - 750ML
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

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WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, April 2016
Reedy red-fruit aromas feature a note of green. This is tannic in feel, with a mix of red-leaning raspberry, currant and strawberry flavors. Tea, herb and other grassy notes make for a dry finish. Overall this is... Reedy red-fruit aromas feature a note of green. This is tannic in feel, with a mix of red-leaning raspberry, currant and strawberry flavors. Tea, herb and other grassy notes make for a dry finish. Overall this is excellent, although it does have an herbal character. Drink through 2028.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2015
One of the most recognizable bottles of Rioja is the 2004 Faustino I Gran Reserva, mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano 9% and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), aged for 26 months in oak barrels. The nose is as classical as it gets... One of the most recognizable bottles of Rioja is the 2004 Faustino I Gran Reserva, mostly Tempranillo with 9% Graciano 9% and 5% Mazuelo (Cariñena), aged for 26 months in oak barrels. The nose is as classical as it gets, with tertiary aromas of bonfire, paprika, cured meat, leather and spices, highly recognizable as Rioja, clean and balanced, a big improvement over the 2001 I tasted last time. The palate is medium-bodied and polished with a fine texture, good acidity and persistence. This is subtle, with well-integrated oak. It is a textbook Rioja Gran Reserva. Half a million bottles of this wine are produced, and I'm sure there is more than one lot, but it's remarkable that they can make that quantity of a Gran Reserva. - Luis Gutierrez
Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Vintage 2004
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Label

Faustino Gran Reserva DOCa is a classic Rioja blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, and Mazuelo aged 26 months in French and American oak barrels. Enjoy it with flavorful fish like tuna, red meat, game and medium cured cheeses such as Manchego and Emmentaler.

Winery

Faustino, Bodegas

Bodegas Faustino was established in 1861 when Eleuterio Martinez Arzok settled in Oyon and bought the manor and vineyards. Faustino Martinez Perez de Albeniz continued his father’s dream, reconstructing the vineyards destroyed by phylloxera and bottling the wines. The family business grew stronger under Julio Faustino Martinez, who became one of the leaders in Spain and the largest export firm for reserve and grand reserve wines. The brand name “Faustino” was created as a tribute to his father.

One of the largest vineyard owners in Rioja, Bodegas Faustino covers 650 hectares of vines in the best areas of the Rioja DOCa between Laguardia and Oyon villages. It enjoys a well-deserved international reputation after more than 150 years of experience in the production and aging of premium wines.