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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2010
Numanthia Termanthia Toro 2010
(search item no. 124459)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $219.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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:

Fresh and intense fruity aromas (raspberry, red currant, cherry) well integrated to a flower touch (violets, lavender) with a gentle spice & eucalyptus touch. The aromatic experience continues, the mouthfeel is silky and vibrant. After a persistent and intense attack, an explosion of fruit, the end of mouth is long and complex, with spices, tobacco, raspberry and blackberry 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.