Faustino, Rioja, Gran Reserva, 2011, 1.5 Liter
A clean, bright, pretty red color, developing to maroon. Intense and highly complex aromas. Notes of ripe fruit, vanilla, pastry, sweet spices (cinnamon, cloves). Balsamic and warm. Good entry on the palate and pleasant, rounded mouthfeel. Light tannins, indicating good development in the bottle. A lingering finish reminiscent of stewed fruit. Lasting nutty notes, such as walnuts and hazelnuts.