Faustino, Reserva Especial Icon Edition 2015 Bottle size: 750mlSpain, Rioja
'Clean, bright with a deep, intense cherry red colour that becomes slightly lighter towards the rim. On the nose, the wine is intense and complex with warm, ripe forest fruits aromas, spicy notes and hints of wood in the background. The palate is elegant, full of flavor and structured with well-integrated and polished tannins, providing a balanced mouth-feel. Finally, the finish is complex, rich and long-lasting.' – Winemaker
Tasting notes on the 2014 vintage:
'Lots of oak here, but so well integrated with the exceptional fruit, it’s very moreish. On the palate there’s cream, leather, toast and coffee alongside succulent red fruits including raspberry and strawberry which carries the wine beautifully. It has ripe, generous tannins offset by fine acidity with a savoury tobacco pouch finish. It’s just starting to hit its stride but has a long way to go.' – Decanter, 95/100
Bodegas Faustino has been producing Gran Reserva Rioja for 150 years and is the largest Gran Reserva house. The chalky soils of the Alavesa region gives the wine remarkable freshness and structure; allowing for decades of ageing. Their Gran Reserva is only made in the best vintages and released far later than Rioja law requires.
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|Producer information||Bodegas Faustino has been producing Gran Reserva Rioja for 150 years and is the largest Gran Reserva house. The chalky soils of the Alavesa region gives the wine remarkable freshness and structure; allowing for decades of ageing. Their Gran Reserva is only made in the best vintages and released far later than Rioja law requires.|
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