Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja 2009 WS 93
750 ml, 13.5%
Grand Bacchus Gold, Bacchus Awards 2019
93 Points & Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast
"Classic Rioja aromas of vanilla, spice, tobacco and dried berry fruits carry this wine. On the palate, this warm-vintage Gran Reserva has energy from well-stored acidity, while the flavors include cherry, plum, mocha and a plethora of spices. Chocolate and tobacco flavors along with general warmth crowd the finish. Drink through 2030."
93 Points & Most Exciting Red Wines Of 2019, Decanter
"Plenty of characteristic toasty oak aromas. Harmonious and perfectly balanced palate, with lovely juicy fruit underpinned by lively acidity."
92 Points, James Suckling
"Fresh and focused with aromas of blackberries, black olives, and violets. Medium-to full-bodied. Very fine tannins and polish. Long and beautiful. Shows energy and brightness. Delicious now."
92 Points, Vinous Antonio Galloni
"Amber-rimmed red. Displays smoky, oak-spice-tinged red fruit, rose pastille and cigar box aromas that show very good delineation and mineral lift. Smooth, broad and sweet on the palate, offering cherry-cola, chewing tobacco, coconut, and fruitcake flavors that pick up a spicy nuance on the back half. Definitely ripe but there's good energy here as well. Finishes smooth, smoky and impressively long, with just a hint of fine-grained tannins that lend gentle final grip."