Toro Do Termanthia 2007
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 Toro Do Termanthia
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
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
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.
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.
A terrific wine with many powerful flavors pushing around in the mouth, dominated by charcoal and tannins. Really interesting. I'd serve with seasoned meat. Well worth a try.
lots of structure and power with heaps of ripe dense fruit and earthiness. Not my usual style, but I'm not complaining; good stuff.
Fantastic...I think it used to be cheaper in the past... Anyway, great value
External Reviews for Toro Do Termanthia
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.
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 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.
Chocolate and tar notes frame plum and cherry fruit in this juicy red. Bright acidity balances light, firm tannins, giving this fine structure and balance. Drink now through 2013.
This polished red has it all working mdash; ripe fruit, lavish oak, firm structure and a promise to open and develop with age. Notes of plum, mineral, smoke and spices should open up and develop with time. Best after 2005.
Food Pairings for Toro Do Termanthia
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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