2003 Numanthia Termanthia
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.
International Wine CellarRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 128, September/October 2006. ($182) Saturated violet. Dense, brooding nose slowly opens to reveal deep aromas of cassis, blackberry, boysenberry, tobacco, cola and dark chocolate. Wonderfully fresh and suave, with deep dark fruit flavors showing incredible energy and focus. Silky tannins add gentle support. This is unbelievably elegant for a wine of such flavor intensity and depth. Finishes with compelling sweetness and outstanding persistence. . (Fine Estates From Spain, Dedham, MA)