Faustino, Rioja I Gran Reserva 2001

Palm Bay Imports Inc., Boca Raton FL.

Twenty years on.

From magnum.

Crimson. Shows the solar ripeness of the year with a bonny top of mulberry, fireside hearth, and rose oil. It has gentle floral notes and sweet cherry tobacco. It blossoms with air, and the palate sets to build and amplify in a classic sense. Wild plum, cordite, and ras el hanout at the end, with indications of thick skins on the grapes. Now – 2030.

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