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Numanthia Termes Toro Termanthia Spain Wa 2007
<br/> COLOR: deep purple AROMA: extremely rich and complex, with a palette of dark berries (redcurrant, warm summer raspberries, cassis, and blackberries) and delicate mineral, balsamic and spicy notes (cedar, nutmeg and black pepper), perfectly integrated with vanilla, and roasted cocoa characters. The intense aroma evolves in the glass, opening up as it gradually mixes with air, gaining more intensity and complexity. Palate: velvety, round and juicy, followed by firm, silky tannins, for a sensation of both weight and finesse. The finish is very long and complex with an extremely wide range of aromas from dark berries to cocoa, truffle, mineral and toasted notes.
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.
Editorial Reviews for Numanthia Termes Toro Termanthia Spain Wa
2007 Bodegas Numanthia Termanthia 14.5% Dark and heavy on the nose with a sweet layer of caramelly oak and spice that slowly receded to reveal a deep core of spicy, mineral laden black fruit that’s topped with suggestions of cigar wrapper, tomato leaf and spice cookies. Bright and assertive on entry with the cut of high acid and superbly polished tannins buffered by building layers of silky dark fruit. The tannins come on strong quite quickly, pushing down the black cherry and spice notes on the palate and really constraining the mid-palate. The cherry fruit is quite vivid on the backend and onto the long, elegant finish. The fruit here is surprisingly fresh and aromatic given the sheer power of this wine. This will require significant time in the cellar to blossom but very well balanced and super fresh with exotic fruit that is waiting to star. 95pts (95+75Bv)= 85pts
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
Plummy currants and dark berry fruits. Very aromatic. Bold big and juicy and beautifully balanced. Solid gorgeous tempranillo.
Roasted plum, bitter chocolate, tobacco and other interesting flavors in this. It's muscular, powerful and rich, but well balanced. Very focused flavors. My favorite tasted today. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 1/23/10
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.
Fantastic nose full of sweet spicy black fruit with a rustic bit of barnyard notes. Full in the mouth and luscious, black olive and black pepper notes.
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.
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
Round, gentle, and alluring nose. Balanced. In the mouth straightforward, rustic, and somewhat woody with firm acid and tannin and sweet and sour ripe fruit (strawberry, red raspberry, perhaps plum). Medium body and good weight in the mid-palate with a pleasantly sour tannic finish. Good food wine.
External Reviews for Numanthia Termes Toro Termanthia Spain Wa
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 2ndash;3 years of cellaring, but can be enjoyed now. Bodegas Numanthia-Termes was sold by the Eguran family to Moet-Hennessey prior to the 2006 vintage. What this might ultimately mean for quality or style of the wine remains to be seen but there is no questioning the performance of the 2006 and 2007 vintages.
While not as impressive as Termanthia, Termes is still a remarkable wine in 2000 (and, it should be noted, almost one-tenth the price). Itrsquo;s funky when first poured, a touch reductive, but that soon blows off, the wine sweetening and opening up, minty, peppery, full of smoky blackberry fruit. Therersquo;s a lot of oak here, but itrsquo;s matched by the Rubenesque fruit; everythingrsquo;s balanced, in a fleshy, sexy way. Serve this with venison loin in a blackcurrant sauce.
Cassis and cocoa notes follow through on the palate of this voluptuous, international-style red. Mouthcoating tannins canrsquo;t overwhelm the ripe, expressive flavors of cassis, blackberry and kirsch. The wine is fresh and focused, and the long finish echoes with vanilla and Eastern spices. Best after 2005.
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
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!
Soft, deep and pure, and a significant step up from the fine-in-its-own-right rsquo;99. The bouquet of blackberry, bacon and herbs is open and welcoming, while the smoky cherry and bacon palate is wonderful. Finishes sweet and easy, with warmth, size and fine tannins. So supple and rich, yet packed with stuffing. A New World masterpiece thatrsquo;s made for drinking over the next several years.
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.
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Intense cherry red color with violet tones and well covered. Extremely rich and complex nose. It is a delicious combination of all of delicate black fruits and balsamic notes, minerals and spices. The deep and intense aroma, grows and develops in the glass with oxygen, becoming increasingly intense and complex. Wine with an impressive velvety attack, round and succulent, then the sense of volume on the palate grows further, concentrated tannins perfectly balanced. The finish is very long, persistent and complex with a wide variety of flavors assorted black fruits, cocoa, truffle, mineral and toast notes. Undoubtedly one of the greatest wines of Spain.
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