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.
External Reviews for Numanthia Numanthia
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's IWC. A Tempranillo wine from Toro in Spain. 2005 Bodega Numanthia Termes Numanthia 750ml
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.
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 2005 Termanthia received the 200% new oak treatment where it remained for 20 months. Opaque purple, the wine offers up plenty of toast, scorched earth, truffle, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Tightly wound and very backward, this powerful ef... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Tempranillo wine from Toro in Spain. 2005 Bodega Numanthia Termes Termanthia 750ml
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.
The 2005 Termanthia received the “200% new oak treatment” where it remained for 20 months. Opaque purple, the wine offers up plenty of toast, scorched earth, truffle, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Tightly wound and very backward, this powerful effort appears to be balanced but will need a decade of cellaring to become approachable. Not as much of a gamble as the Numanthia, it will require much patience by those who purchase it.
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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