By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/7/2013 | Send Email
What a treat for an old wine lover! The 1964 Faustino I Gran Reserva Rioja not only has the maturity of decades in the bottle, but also is a glimpse at another era of production, and a different set of values for greatness in wine. It comes from a time without 100 point scores, when greatness was more associated with light wines rather than heavy ones, and fine wine was a part of a civilized table instead of pageant style tastings. This Gran Reserva has a walnut/ ruby color and a sweet, woodsy compote bouquet. In the mouth it still has plenty of red, sweet fruit and some rancio flavors that add complexity. This tannin free wine will be a great partner to chorizo heavy paella!