Numanthia "Termes" Spain 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes COLOR: deep red with light ruby tones AROMA: Intense and complex, with several layers: first i...

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Smoky and dark on the nose with notes of grilled nuts, cocoa, vanilla, licorice, charcoal and a touch of tar accenting slightly spicy dark wild bla... Read more

I finally got to drink this wine after it was opened for a few days, and it's very good: smooth and not too hot. Unfortunately, the finish is not v... Read more

Fantastic deep earthy palate full of rich blackberry fruit, dark chocolate and a bit of heat. Palate is full bodied and has a lot of smoky characte... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Numanthia "Termes" Spain

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
03/21/2011

Smoky and dark on the nose with notes of grilled nuts, cocoa, vanilla, licorice, charcoal and a touch of tar accenting slightly spicy dark wild black berry fruit. On entry this is surprisingly restrained with tannins that cover the gums but a clear mid-palate that reveals rich earthy raspberry fruit topped with nuanced notes of carob and tobacco. This is still quite young but with air it already reveals fine purity of fruit and balance, though you have to love tannin at this point to appreciate this wine. The finish has fine tannins and brisk acids supporting that earthy, dark raspberry fruit through the moderately long, lightly spice tinged and faintly chocolatey finale. 90pts (90+80Bv)= 85pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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4.00 5
03/22/2011

I finally got to drink this wine after it was opened for a few days, and it's very good: smooth and not too hot. Unfortunately, the finish is not very long or rewarding (at least not for me), but the wine keeps begging me to take another sip anyway.


3.50 5
03/18/2011

Fantastic deep earthy palate full of rich blackberry fruit, dark chocolate and a bit of heat. Palate is full bodied and has a lot of smoky character coming from a good bit of oak, nice tannic structure to support, and a dusty blueberry finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
03/18/2011

bold jammy fruit spices, dark fruit components linger on the nose with a back bone of cedar wood. Palate also filled with dark berry fruit, smooth and wonderful


Snooth User: rjpease
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4.00 5
03/18/2011

Very rich, dark wine with lots of burnt caramel and vanilla. The finish is velvety and sweet, dark berries and black pepper.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
01/21/2011

The nose begins tight and clustered, with little flow or development. Florals are mixed with spicy cologne, as notes of blackberry and dark fruits waft through fleetingly, giving only hints of what might still be coming. Beets and cloves add an edgy, astringent tone. The palate also launches a bit closed, with heat and spice escaping intermittently from the dense core. Beets and vegetable flavors join with mulchy earth, cut garden stems and pomegranate to leave a bitter aftertaste following a medium spicy finish. But if one guesses that there is more, one would be right. At two hours, aromas deepen and broaden as the layers begin to unwind and release scents of garden flowers, freshly cut cedar limbs, forest floor roots, peat, and shovel-turned soil. A complex palate evolves, with the help of a sustained and pleasant acidity and strong tannins, to include a center of increasingly full and concentrated dark fruit, helping the ongoing presence of zesty spice toward balance, integrating notes of chocolate and cinnamon, and extending the finish. This wine is a perfect example of seeing through first impressions to a richer essence than that which first appears on stage.


External Reviews for Numanthia "Termes" Spain

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

94 Points - The Wine Advocate The 2007 Numanthia is marginally more approachable but it, too, is a dense, layered, voluminous, structured wine. Given the requisite cellaring, it will eventually beco


External Review
02/27/2012

The 2007 Numanthia is marginally more approachable but it, too, is a dense, layered, voluminous, structured wine. Given the requisite cellaring, it will eventually become both elegant and powerful. - Robert Parker 94+ Points This rich red brims with ripe, fresh flavors of blackberry and cassis, backed by toasty chocolate and dried spice notes that caress the palate and linger on the finish. Plush yet structured, in the modern style. Drink now through 2014. 1,000 cases imported. -TM Opaque purple. Higher-pitched than the Termes, displaying scents of spicy red berries, cherry and rose, plus a hint of smokiness. Juicy, strikingly fresh red fruit flavors are lifted by tangy minerality and are framed by silky tannins. Distinctly graceful for a wine with such serious palate impact, showing building spiciness on the long, sappy, focused finish. I suspect that this wine will be drinkable on the young side but its balanced to age. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/02/2010

94 Points - The Wine Advocate "The 2007 Numanthia is marginally more approachable but it, too, is a dense, layered, voluminous, structured wine. Given the requisite cellaring, it will eventually become both elegant and powerful."94 Points - International Wine Cellar "Glass-staining purple. Exotic, pungent scents of cherry-cola, potpourri and white pepper, plus a sexy note of sandalwood. Very fresh in the mouth, with intense, floral-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and spicier with aeration. Blends vivacity and power smoothly, finishing with nervy mineral cut and a lingering note of spicecake. Like the Numanthia, this looks like it will drink well young and age well on its balance rather than power."92 Points - Wine Spectator "This rich red brims with ripe, fresh flavors of blackberry and cassis, backed by toasty chocolate and dried spice notes that caress the palate and linger on the finish. Plush yet structured, in the modern style. Drink now through 2014."Winemaker's Notes: 100% Tinta de Toro The wine is a deep ruby red with an aroma both intense and complex with several layers of aromatics in this lively nose: first some extremely intense notes of red and black fruits (black cherries, raspberries, redcurrants and cassis), perfectly integrated with some sweet spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper), vanilla and toasted characters. On the palate, impressive and beautiful expressions of dark fruits with concentrated and velvety tannins. This full bodied wine shows exceptional acidity revealing some chocolate, toasted and spicy notes. Extremely long finish highlighting the complexity and handcraft character of this wine.


External Review
10/01/2010

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. 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 2007 Termes is made from grapes from vines averaging 30 year of age. 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. The Wine Advocate scored it 92 points saying "The 2007 Termes is a bit more elegant with its velvety texture, ripe tannins, and silky finish. It, too, has the ability to improve with 2-3 years of cellaring, but can be enjoyed now." Limited!


External Review
05/22/2010

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. 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 2007 Termes is made from grapes from vines averaging 30 year of age. 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


Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes <br/> COLOR: deep red with light ruby tones AROMA: Intense and complex, with several layers: first intense notes of red and black fruit (black cherries, raspberries, redcurrants and cassis), followed by perfectly integrated sweet spices, (cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper) vanilla and toasted characters. Palate: impressive backbone of ripe, velvety tannins, leading to a round and full mouth-feel, integrated with concentrated dark berries. Long and elegant with a wide range of aromas, from dark fruit, to cocoa, toasted and spicy notes, followed by a persistent and complex finish.

Wine Tasting Notes <br/> COLOR: deep red with light ruby tones AROMA: Intense and complex, with several layers: first intense notes of red and black fruit (black cherries, raspberries, redcurrants and cassis), followed by perfectly integrated sweet spices, (cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper) vanilla and toasted characters. Palate: impressive backbone of ripe, velvety tannins, leading to a round and full mouth-feel, integrated with concentrated dark berries. Long and elegant with a wide range of aromas, from dark fruit, to cocoa, toasted and spicy notes, followed by a persistent and complex finish.

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