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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2004
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2004
(search item no. 92118)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $429.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A cool spring delayed the vegetative cycle until mid-May, but it progressed as the weather grew milder, making up for the late start. Warm but not excessive temperatures arrived in July and August. Veraison started mid-August and was complete by the month's end. Sunny days of 22-25°C alternated with nocturnal temperatures around 10°C, ensuring the fruit ripened vigorously, and a dry run-up to harvesting kept the berries in perfect health.

Drink until 2040.

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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.