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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. Best from 2010 through 2020.
Dark ruby. Ripe cherry and plum aromas are complicated by espresso and dark chocolate. Powerful, densely packed dark berry flavors are distinctly ripe, with chewy tannins adding structure. And yet this is surprisingly light on its feet, finishing with gentle acid lift and brighter red berry character.
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.
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. Best from 2010 through 2020. 4,000 cases imported. TM Wine Spectator. A Tempranillo wine from Toro in Spain. 2006 Bodega Numanthia Termes Termes 750ml
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.
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