Numanthia Numanthia 2005
The Numanthia estate is situated at Valdefinjas, a small village in the Zamora province. Numanthia was founded in 1998 by the Eguren familly, native of Rioja, in order to create the best wine of the Toro appellation.
Juicy over oaked, vanilla finish. Unremarkable.
Very tannic, acidic. Red cherry. Simple for the price. Try again in 20 years. $70
Seems like it was in the 18 dollar range when I bought it. I thought it was Merlot-esque, not great but good. Plenty of body.
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Worn leather, hickory and earth scents accent the deep fruit that Numanthia is known for. But itandrsquo;s the polished mouthfeel and consistent delivery of flavor and texture on this andrsquo;05 that distinguishes it from so many big bombers from Toro. By the time itandrsquo;s done you hardly feel the tannins on the finish, which lingers comfortably for minutes. Excellent wine to drink over the next six years.
Produced from super low yields and boasting powerful concentration, Numanthia will not let you down. This wine comes from 70-100 year old Tinta Del Toro vines (the local name for Tempranillo) and exhibits flavors of bittersweet chocolate and earth. Drink now, or hold for decades to come.
Inky ruby. Ripe, smoky aromas of blackberry and boysenberry preserves and cherry pie, with complicating notes of licorice and dark chocolate. Broad and jammy on the palate, offering sweet dark berry flavors and a slow-building cocoa quality. Distinctly rich but in no way ungainly; in fact, this is surprisingly lively for its volume. Finishes supple and sweet, with a repeating licorice note and smoky mineral and spice qualities. This year's version is more energetic than the 2006.
Numanthia is a new bodega in the rapidly emerging Toro region. The first vintage was 1998. Made entirely from Tinto Fino, the local version of Tempranillo, the wine embraces the international style, combining ripe fruit, long maceration for greater concentration and new oak. Coffee, blackberry and licorice aromas explode from the glass. On the palate, the wine is concentrated yet lively, with lavish oak, rich tannins and ripe, concentrated fruit. A bombshell, yet balanced and clean. Best after 2004.
Deep ruby. A deep, youthfully brooding bouquet offers dark cherry, blackcurrant, incense and suave oak spices. Spicy cherry and dark berry flavors show an exotic anise quality and slow-building sweetness. This gently tannic, chewy, extremely persiste... Stephen Tanzer. A Tempranillo wine from Toro in Spain. 2005 Bodega Numanthia Termes Numanthia 750ml
The project of importer Jorge Ordoñez, the 2000 Numanthia (100% Tinta de Toro from 70-100-year old vines) was produced from meager yields of one ton of fruit per acre. It spent 19 months in new French oak, with malolactic in barrel, and neither fining nor filtration. This is a massive, dense, ruby/purple-colored effort that needs 3-4 years to strut its stuff. Thick, juicy, and concentrated, it displays notes of crème de cassis, melted licorice, spice box, and earth. It is an impressive, pure, layered wine to drink between 2006-2017.
Chocolate and tar notes frame plum and cherry fruit in this juicy red. Bright acidity balances light, firm tannins, giving this fine structure and balance. Drink now through 2013.
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