Numanthia Termes 2010
Tempranillo from Spain
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
#87 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2013
Vibrant and fruity, Termes stands out for its lively character. This wine perfectly expresses the Toro region. Bright cherry-red in color with light purple tones. The aroma is very elegant and lively aromas, rich and complex. Fresh, fruity notes (black fruits, raspberry, dark sherry), nicely integrated with spices, tobacco & toasted aromas (vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon). The palate has a silky texture, concentrated, well structured and very elegant. The finish is long and complex, with spices, tobacco, raspberries and blackberries notes.
"This is a ripe, dark but balanced Toro with pastry, prune, blackberry and vanilla aromas. The palate is fiercely tannic on the surface but not overly hard at the foundation. Flavors of burnt toast, blackberry, spice, licorice and chocolate finish warm, toasty and dark, with echoes of ripeness and hard tannins. Drink now through 2018."
"Inky ruby. Powerful smoke-accented aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice, mocha and candied flowers. Plush and seamless on the palate, offering juicy blackberry and boysenberry flavors and a sexy floral quality. A vanilla accent adds sweetness to the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and focus. I also had the chance to retaste the 2009 Numanthia and 2009 Termanthia this summer, wines that I rated 92 and 94 points, respectively, last year. While the Numanthia has started to close up a bit (aeration helps a lot to bring out sappy dark berry and floral character), the Termanthia is simply stunning right now. It shows superb depth as well as energy, offering an array of black and blue fruit flavors and a bracing jolt of refreshing acidity. I suspect that it will shut down at some point soon but for now it's a real thrill to drink."
International Wine Cellar
Easily one of my favorite reds....EVER!!! So hard to describe because it's literally a flavor bomb in your mouth! Bone dry with tangy berry flavors, a subtle hint of sweetness, wood, minerals, and a lovely earthy, musky note that adds to the savory finish. We serve this at my bar and it's definitely one that you will have an opinion about...you either really love it or you hate it. I LOVE IT!!! Can't really tag it with a style because it is big & bold, but smooth...it is earthy, but not really spicy and it is fruity, but not a light wine by any means. ENJOY!!!!
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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...
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The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...
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Grape that Reigns in Spain
Most often associated with Spain,
is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions
del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light
side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World
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