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Numanthia Termes 2006
The award winning Termanthia is the ultimate expression of the best of vineyard plots in Toro with vines that over 120 years old and at an altitude of 800 meters. The hyper-concentrated fruit produces considerable aromatic complexity and shows tremendous power on the palate with plenty of fleshy roundness and as much elegance and precision as it does intensity. This is a wine that will keep very well, gaining even more complexity in bottle.
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.
vanilla, spicy, warm, tabacco.
Extraordinaire wine. You will never guess a 15% of alcohol, as the aromatic and taste qualities are quite equilibrated. Take a zip and everything will turn numanthian around you. Quite explosive taste with a liturgical ending. Well-balanced flavors of spice, berries, chocolate, tobacco and minerals. Over the top quality and great value. During a blind tasting, Numanthia came second to a Mexican wine. Even though I'm Mexican, I believe this is a result of the complex taste of Numanthia. It ain't a wine for the ordinaire palate.
After two hours in decanter, this wine showed dark raspberry jam, mulling spices, musk and toasted gram cracker on the nose. On the palate, I found spicy, dark black fruits and plum sauce, which led to a long, mouth coating finish. This wines structure was massive but the tannins have faded a little since my last tasting and it’s left this wine with a velvety smooth mouth feel.
Brilliant Purple in color with rich aromas of blueberries, violets and new leather rising from the glass. Comes off as rich yet elegant but with an animal hint to it that really tempts you to take that first sip. First impression in the mouth is of black currant and vanilla but then as it hits your mid palate it explodes with ripe raspberry fruit and an earthy minerality that leaves you feeling refreshed. The finish is super long and reminiscent of the raspberry fruit on the mid-palate. This wine is a conundrum. Pleasing in so many ways and on so many levels.
I've been drowning in Spanish reds lately and honestly, I wasn't super excited about this bottle. I find so many Toro wines big and hot and needing age, but was pleasantly surprised with Termes. This is a manly wine - not in the "big overwhelming and power" way, but in these very masculine flavors. The leather, tobacco, cedar, dark fruit, and a hint of menthol (and I swear a purple floral note). It's a very masculine nose. On the palate it has a lot of everything. Acidity is good, tannins are good but smooth.
This is a big wine (and I am not talking about the uber-heavy glass they used for the bottle). It's 100% Tempranillo from Toro. I need to drink another bottle of this to really appreciate it. It is a lot more complex than most of the Tempranillos I have drunk. Spicy. Black fruit. Great structure. This is a wine for big, winter food.
Awesome, smooth and smokey. Went perfectly with our steaks at dinner. YUM
External Reviews for Numanthia Termes
The hyper-concentrated fruit produces considerable aromatic complexity and shows tremendous power on the palate with plenty of fleshy roundness and as much elegance and precision as it does intensity.
The 2005 Termes was just named #2 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator. Sadly it's no longer available. This is the last of the 2006 so don't miss it. In the middle ages Toro wines were enjoyed all over Spain and beyond. Reestablished in 1933 the Toro D.O. currently has 14,000 acres planted, but Numanthia Estate has single handedly put Spain’s Toro region back on the map, by producing award winning wines celebrated world wide, that have reached Icon status. Bodegas Numathia was founded in 1998 when the Eguren family purchased vineyards with some of the oldest vines in the region and focused on creating the absolute best Toro wines possible. These vineyards have un-grafted pre-phylloxera vines up to 120 years old. The high altitude (2,000 feet) of the vineyards offers extremely favorable conditions for the grapes to mature and develop. The yields from these vines are some of the lowest in Europe averaging less that 1 ton per acre. The Tinta de Toro grape which is a clone of Tempranillo, is very dark in color, especially these very concentrated old vines grapes, so the wine shows deep color and rich extraction. This 2006 Termes is made from grapes from vines averaging 30 year old. After a slow maceration the wine is put in one-year-old French oak barrels for 16 months of aging. It shows incredible complexity and strength. Wine Spectator recently scored it 93 points and said: “Muscular yet expressive, this red offers roasted plum, bitter chocolate, tobacco and hot stone notes. Thick, with rich, ripe tannins and just enough acidity to keep it lively.” Very limited! not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.
Toro Termanthia hat ein intensives Kirschrot. Sein kräftiges Aroma besitzt einen starken Ausdruck der Rebsorte mit Mineraltönen und feinen Röstnoten; Schokolade und Kaffee. Im Gaumen ist er kräftig, fleischig und voll.
Termanthia is a thermonuclear fruit bomb; Termanthia is a selection of the best grapes from the finest parcels that was aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered. It is an incredibly rich dense purple-colored offering that possesses all the characteristics found in the Numanthia in addition to extra fragrance intensity and richness. Already drinkable this stunning Spanish red will be fascinating to follow over the next decade.
Opaque purple, the wine offers up plenty of toast, scorched earth, truffle, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Saturated ruby. Explosively perfumed scents of blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry, complicated by a seductive array of Asian spices and vanilla.
This red is so thick and rich its almost oily in texture, with exotic flavors of black fruit, game, dried herb and hoisin. Muscular tannins keep this structured, but give way to floral and graphite notes on the finish. A powerful wine with modern structure and distinctive character. Best from 2011 through 2020. 530 cases made. -TM ** SOLD OUT **
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Dietary Information: Organic
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