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Bodegas Faustino Martínez, Rioja Reserva "Faustino V" 1990
A very pleasant old-style Rioja with a warm and inviting, silky, vanilla nose hinting at dark, clove and nutmeg flavours. Medium weight on the palate with plenty of strawberry fruit that is fully mature without being over-the-hill. Hints of roses and exotic spice. Decent length and a nice creamy finish. Fairly straightforward, a bit old fashioned, but enjoyable. (06/98).