The no brainer of the evening was the short rib. Intense and dense with great flavor, it was destined to be a perfect match for the wine considering the sauce was prepared with Numanthia. It's not often that one gets to dine on such fare! The dish was expertly prepared and proved very adept at handling the power, richness and structure of the Termanthia, this one again from 2008.
Perhaps it was my palate that evening, but here again with the Termanthia, I tasted a wine that was as rich and powerful as previous vintages had been yet perhaps with more lightness of foot. The wines showed very well indeed and this pairing in particular was really on the money.