I bought a couple of bottles of Faustino V Reserva Rioja 2001 from KL Wines before the con, which I was going to share but I missed the last day of the con. Since then, they’ve been sitting there, tempting me.
Not a big wine drinker, and I’m not particularly fond of reds. But I bought the Faustino becauseI know it to be rich, flavorful and acidicly mild. Not as smooth on the palette as the Faustino I gran-reserve.
Last night I decided to crack it open to let it breathe and try a glass. Before I knew it, I was half a bottle in, and I got the best nights sleep I’ve had in a long time, without the lethargy I get in the morning from beer.
I was about to tuck into a filet mignon tonight, when I caught eye of the bottle… And now its empty. It complimented it perfectly.
I’m taking my former bosses’ advice on drinking Spanish wines, and drinking it from a tumbler rather than sipping it from a wine glass.
Best purchase of 2007.