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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2008
Numanthia Numanthia Toro 2008
(search item no. 110458)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $62.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Both intense and complex, there are several layers of aromatics in this lively nose: first some extremely intense notes of red and black fruits perfectly integrated with sweet spices , vanilla and toasted characters. Impressive fruit expression, concentrated and velvety tannins, leading to a velvety and lively full body mouthfeel.
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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.