Faustino, Rioja I Gran Reserva 1996

Palm Bay Imports Inc., Boca Raton FL.

Twenty five years on.

Ruby. You can sense the acidity of the vintage in the bouquet’s top note. Has a smoky, decayed red fruit aroma of cooked plum fruits and small red cherries. Exhales an accurate breeze from the eye of the vintage, leaves a small floral trail, and shows cool vintage spice character. The palate links closely to the nose, expressive and fresh, touches of dill and tincture, dances well, with good definition and clear expression. Gives fine juice on the finish. It is still making its way. Now – 2030+.

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