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  Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Numanthia" Tempranillo 2008 (Toro, Spain) - [RP 93] [WE 92] [ST 91] [WS 91]
Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Numanthia" Tempranillo 2008 (Toro, Spain) - [RP 93] [WE 92] [ST 91] [WS 91]


 
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Winery: Numanthia
Varietal: Tempranillo
Region: Toro, Spain
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: NUMANTHIANUMANTHIA08-W

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About This Wine:

Numanthia is a gorgeous Spanish red wine made by Bodega Numanthia Termes in the region of Toro. It is 100% Tempranillo, known here as Tinto de Toro. Numanthia takes its name from the people of Numancia, who heroically resisted the Roman legions in the first century B.C. The vineyards are located on the south bank of the Duero river.


Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Numanthia spent 18 months in new French oak. It sports an inviting nose of pain grille, graphite, Asian spices, licorice, lavender, and blackberry. In the glass it reveals its voluptuous proportions, savory flavors, and outstanding volume. Give this lengthy Toro 5-7 years of cellaring and enjoy it from 2017 to 2028." - Jay Miller (Jun 2011)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Smells floral, toasty and black fruited, with cola and tobacco notes. Like all previous Numanthias, this is hugely structured and tannic, with ripe berry, spice and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes massive, with mocha, coffee and toast. Grabby and hard now, but delicious. Needs two more years in bottle; drink from 2012 through 2016." —M.S. (11/1/2011)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Opaque violet color.  Pungent, oak-spiced aromas of cherry compote, blackberry and flowers, with a smoky overlay.  Lush and creamy in texture, with very good depth to its dark fruit and vanilla flavors.  Supple tannins come on late and add grip to the long, smoky finish.  This sexy wine will be drinkable on the young side." - Josh Raynolds (Sep/Oct '11)

91 Points -
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Both powerful and vibrant, this expressive red delivers a rich core of cassis and pomegranate, framed by toast, smoke, mineral and loam notes. A dark wine even austere, but has plenty of life. Drink now through 2016. 1,000 cases imported." –TM (Jun 30, 2011)

94+ Points -
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2007 vintage):
"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.

Bodegas Numanthia-Termes was sold by the Eguren 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." - Jay Miller (4/2010)

92 Points -
Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 vintage):
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, Feb. '10

92 Points -
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2007 vintage):
"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 it's balanced to age." - Josh Raynolds (Sep/Oct '10)

91 Points -
Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2007 vintage):
"Stocky, dark and pure, with inky aromas of shoe polish, black fruits and charcoal. The palate is brawny and tannic, with saturated blackberry, espresso and bitter chocolate flavors. It’s rowdy but also attractive and full of everything good including chocolate, spice and pepper on the finish. Drink from 2011 through 2015."  — M.S.  (12/15/2010)



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