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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2007
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2007
(search item no. 106850)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 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:

100% Tinta de Toro.

Extremely rich and complex, the nose is showing a multitude of ripe red and black fruits (redcurrant, raspberries, cassis, blackberries) with notes of liquorice, truffle, balsamic and spices (cedar, nutmeg and black pepper), all perfectly integrated. The intense aromas evolve nicely in the glass, slowly opening up to more intense and complex notes.

On the palate, Termanthia is an incredible expression of the Toro terroir which requires patience in its appreciation. First the wine offers an impressively round, velvety and simply delicious mouth feel. Then the sensation of power and strength grows even more perfectly balanced with concentrated, firms and silky tannins, offering an experience of both weight and liveliness on the palate. The finish is extremely long and complex with a wide range of aromas, including dark fruits, chocolate, truffle, mineral and toasted notes.

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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.