The Wine Bluff – Faustino Rivero Ulecia
An alright price and an alright taste.

I picked up a bottle of Faustino Rivero Ulecia recently, as I saw someone scored it quite high on Vivino, for €8 in Tesco which was reduced at the time from €15.

Personally, I felt it isn't a €15 bottle of wine. It's a 2015 Reserva and when you put it next to its brother in the Faustino family, the Faustino V. It's not like a Reserva.

It tastes like a young slightly immature wine.

Not much oak for a Rioja Reserva, you will have to look for it. Does this wine need more time in the cask? Maybe. In the bottle? I don't think it will improve.

It's still an alright wine, particularly for the price. I probably won't buy another bottle but as I said it was ok for the price.

Rating: 3.2/5... 83 pts.

Sláinte 🍷

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