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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2003
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2003
(search item no. 85348)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Mammoth from the beginning. The nose practically bleeds black fruit, fine leather and charcoal. Calling the bouquet alluring would be conservative. In the mouth, the wine pumps black cherry, cassis and enough acidity to coax out plenty of complexity and vitality. Huge but not a clod, with finishing flavors of mocha and bitter chocolate."
-Wine Enthusiast
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About Numanthia:

Numanthia is located in the Toro region of Spain. Its four vineyards are located along the south bank of the Duero River.

The wine is named after a legendary Spanish city that was destroyed (after 20 yrs of resistance) by Roman legions. It is to Spain what the hilltop village of Masada is to Israel: a monument of history. Its 40 hectares of land are covered with an abundance of elements derived from the disintegration of Pliocene grit, clay and limestone.

Numanthia's first vintage was produced in 1998 and received a 95-point rating from Robert Parker. Since then, the Toro region has been producing wines that have begun to rival those of Spain's richest wine-producing regions of Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Priorat.