Thursday, April 26, 2007

Faustino I Gran Reserva 1996

Smooth as velvet

This bottle was a gift from my friend Ketil Zahl for the tapas I made for his 50th Anniversary. It was a natural choice to bring to Stav Østre, destined for a good dinner.

This wine, made from 80 % tempranillo and 20% graciano /mazuelo, is smooth as velvet. Deep red, with flavours of plum and cherries, with hints of tobacco and leather.

We enjoyed the wine in the large kitchen of Stav Østre, in the dusk, and in candlelight with fire burning in the fireplace. The old kitchen, excellent wine and old friends. Who can ask for more!!

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