Faustino I Gran Reserva 2011, DOCa Rioja, Spain

The Faustino was born in the 1960s, and the first bottle of Faustino I Gran Reserva Harvest 1964, went on the market in 1968. Why Faustino? A tribute from the third generation, to its founding father, whose name was Faustino, and became the face of Faustino wine, bringing about a revolution in the world of wine, and today, almost 60 years later, it continues to be one of the most famous names in the world of wines, and a true icon. Tasting notes: Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo, the three classic Rioja grape varieties. Graciano provides a very lively color and high acidity; Mazuelo flavor and abundant tannin, both together with Tempranillo are the perfect coupage for long ageing wines. True to Rioja, true to its origins. Cherry red developing to an intense ruby color. Intense and complex. Well integrated sweet and warm hints with ripe fruit, notes of vanilla and sensations of cinnamon, blond tobacco and cocoa. Elegant in the mouth, structured and with good acidity. The finish is sweet and surprising for a Rioja Gran Reserva. There is an aftertaste of the blend of very ripe fruit, vanilla and roasted notes.