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Numanthia Termes 2006

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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.

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Numanthia:
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.

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Snooth User: ylyada
38396127
4.50 5
01/12/2010

vanilla, spicy, warm, tabacco.


Snooth User: UNSERIDION
43305014
5.00 5
04/12/2010

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.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,909
4.00 5
04/29/2009

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.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,909
3.50 5
10/16/2010

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.


Snooth User: happyrobot
41780337
4.00 5
11/05/2008

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.


Snooth User: happyrobot
41780337
4.00 5
06/10/2009

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.


Snooth User: megdeweese
91011261
4.50 5
04/26/2009

Awesome, smooth and smokey. Went perfectly with our steaks at dinner. YUM


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External Reviews for Numanthia Termes

External Review
01/16/2009

A Tempranillo wine from Toro in Spain. 2006 Bodega Numanthia Termes Numanthia 750ml


External Review
11/25/2009

WS: 93 Points


External Review
09/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

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.


External Review
01/13/2012

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 **


External Review
04/20/2010

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.


External Review
02/25/2009

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.


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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.

Dietary Information: Organic

Closure: Cork


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