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January 2013

Numanthia 2010

April 2013

Numanthia 2010

The 2010 Numanthia comes from a cooler vintage than the 2009 – a season when Manuel Louzada told me that he had to wear a pullover in the vineyard during picking! It is aged for 21 months in new French oak. The bouquet demonstrates more fruit concentration and clarity than the 2009, the 0.5% less alcohol making a tangible difference. The aromatics are more Medoc-like than the 2009.
The palate is full-bodied with mouth-gripping tannins, yet it has a silky smooth texture. There is real attack on the mid-palate, perhaps a little more vigor and tension with hints of graphite and sous-bois towards the strict finish. This is due to be launched in September 2013 and should be at the top of any Toro-lovers’ list.
Drink 2018-2028+


May 2013

Numanthia 2009

This modern wine is blocky, minty and dark as night on the bouquet. In the mouth, it’s lush but with some hardness to the tannins. Flavors of blackberry, lemon peel and coffee are sultry and dark, while the finish overflows with toast, licorice, spice and chewiness.


April 2013

Numanthia 2009

The 2009 Numanthia comes from La Jara, El Pego and Vanialbo from 60- to 100-year-old vines and it is matured for 21 months in new French oak. It has a rounded, generous bouquet of raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and vanilla pod that is well-defined and not over-powering. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy, elegant entry. The tannins are quite fine and lend the 2009 exceptional symmetry and focus. There is a dash of white pepper and graphite underpinning the dark berry fruit, with good structure towards the opulent, hedonistic and ebullient finish. Drink 2015-2025.


June 2011

Numanthia 2008

The 2008 Numanthia spent 18 months in new French oak. It sports an inviting nose of pain grille, graphite, Asian spices, licorice, lavender, and blackberry. In the glass it reveals its voluptuous proportions, savory flavors, and outstanding volume. Give this lengthy Toro 5-7 years of cellaring and enjoy it from 2017 to 2028. The new releases of Numanthia-Termes are outstanding.


November 2011

Numanthia 2008

"Smells floral, toasty and black fruited, with cola and tobacco notes. Like all previous Numanthias, this is hugely structrued and tannic, with ripe berry, spice and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes massive, with mocha, coffee and toast. Grabby and hard now, but delicious. Needs two more years in bottle."


April 2010

Numanthia 2007

The 2007 Numanthia is marginally more approachable but it, too, is a dense, layered, voluminous, structured wine. Given the requisite cellaring, it will eventually become both elegant and powerful.


January 2010

Numanthia 2007

This rich red brims with ripe, fresh flavors of blackberry and cassis, backed by toasty chocolate and dried spice notes that caress the palate and linger on the finish. Plush yet structured, in the modern style.


September 2009

Numanthia 2006

Numanthia 2006 (one of three Toro reds made by Numanthia- Termes) is dark as midnight, with huge black-fruit aromas, toasty oak, chocolate and balsamic notes, but isn’t hot or fiery.A bonus is that it’s almost ready to drink, although we suggest holding it until the winter when it will offset cooler seasonal temperatures by warming your palate and insides with the essence of Tinta de Toro (a clone of Tempranillo).


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