Faustino Gran Reserva 2001
Cellar Club Members Save $15.00 Off Regular Price - 97 pts Decanter "Wine of the Year"
Intense, bright cherry red. Aromatic and complex, with notes of tobacco, cedar and leather against a background of ripe fruit, jam and spices. Powerful yet velvety, with flavors of rich red fruit, licorice and minerals and smooth, ripe tannins.
Excellent with roasted lamb, duck, pork and beef. A great accompaniment to ham croquettes, hard cheeses, and sautéed vegetables.
Deliciously decadent, with extraordinary vitality on the palate and a long, unique finish. A jewel at this price. I have this wine full marks - it was perfect. I cannot think of any other wine, in this price range, that provides so much complexity, elegance, style, classicism and length.