(From 2008 Vintage) "Tinta de Toro, part of the Trempanillo family, is the single grape variety used in the region. Picked at optimal ripeness on low yielding old vines, it is intensely fruity and concentrated. The foundation of the Numanthia range is the production and selection of the best grapes from the Toro terroir. Grapes from low yielding old vines - 50 years and older - are picked at optimal ripenesss when they are intensely fruity and concentrated. Winemaking then consists of extracting their full potential...
Wine Spectator"Cassis and cocoa notes follow through on the palate of this voluptuous, international-style red. Mouthcoating tannins can’t overwhelm the ripe, expressive flavors of cassis, blackberry and kirsch. The wine is fresh and focused, finishing with vanilla and Eastern spices. Best after 2005. From Spain.—T.M."