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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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.
Worn leather, hickory and earth scents accent the deep fruit that Numanthia is known for. But it’s the polished mouthfeel and consistent delivery of flavor and texture on this ’05 that distinguishes it from so many big bombers from Toro. By the time it’s done you hardly feel the tannins on the finish, which lingers comfortably for minutes. Excellent wine to drink over the next six years.
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.
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
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.
They make their wines big in the Toro region, but under the talented had of winemaker Marcos Eguren the wines of Numanthia-Termes have always been relatively elegant even if they haven't been bashful. 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). last year the Eguren family sold this winery to Moët Hennessy in order to pursue other interests in Toro, but fans of Numanthia-Termes should have no fear about the change in ownership because the Egurens have laid the groundwork for continued success, and Moët's people have insisted they have no intentions of ramping up production or changing the style of the wines.
The 2005 Numanthia was aged for 19 months in new French oak. Opaque purple, it has a superb perfume of violets, mineral, wood smoke, blueberry, and blackberry. This leads to a firm, very structured wine with questionable balance. The finish is long but tannic. This is a wine that demands cellaring but purchasing it is a gamble.
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