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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2005
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2005
(search item no. 91045)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $115.00

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
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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep ruby. A deep, youthfully brooding bouquet offers dark cherry, blackcurrant, incense and suave oak spices. Spicy cherry and dark berry flavors show an exotic anise quality and slow-building sweetness. This gently tannic, chewy, extremely persistent wine finishes with echoes of oak spice and floral pastille, not to mention excellent vivacity."
-International Wine Cellar
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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.