Josh Raynolds gives over 90 points to Faustino and Campillo wines
The prestigious critic recently wrote an article about Rioja´s wines where he explained how wines were traditionally made in La Rioja and how some wineries are making them nowadays. Reynolds granted 12 great Faustino and Campillo wines 90+.
The wines awarded were:
- I Gran Reserva 05: 93 pts
- I Gran Reserva 01: 92 pts
- I Barrel Select Reserva 09: 92 pts
- Crianza ´16: 90 pts
- VII Viura ´18: 90 pts
- VII Viura ´17: 89 pts
- VII Rose ´17: 89 pts
- VII Tempranillo ´17: 89 pts
- Gran Reserva 09: 93 pts
- Res Especial 10: 92 pts
- Reserva ´11: 91 pts
- Blanco 2016: 91 pts
- Res Selecta ´12: 92 pts
- Crianza ´15: 90 pts
- El Sueno ´17: 91 pts
- El Nino ´16: 89 pts
As we can see from the above list our Reservas and Gran Reservas are considered outstanding wines, highlighting Faustino´s Gran Reservas 2005 & 2006 which score over 90 in Wine Enthusiast, Decanter and Wine & Spirits.
Summary of “Rioja looks back and ahead” by Josh Raynolds.
2016, 2015 and 2014 Rioja´s vintages have been considered exceptional in both traditionally manufactured and by modern leaning producers.
La Rioja´s regulatory counsel, the Consejo Regulador, which deals with designating the regions wines and classifies wines according to the time that each spends in an oak barrel or stainless steel tank as “Tinto”, or young wine, “Crianza”, “Reserva” and “Gran Reserva” for fine wines. At the beginning of this year a new classification has been developed permitting producers to show the location of the vineyard.
Raynolds analyzes the last vintages. In 2017 weather affected the fruit negatively so we have to wait to taste the results, as opposed to the 2016 and 2015 noteworthy vintages.
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