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Bodegas Numanthia Toro Numanthia
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Region

Spain

Wine Description

A vivid, intense nose of espresso roast, pain grille, sweet black cherries, and creme de cassis is followed by a full-bodied, intensely-concentrated, rich, well-delineated, moderately structured.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Ungratfed vines between 50 and 100 years old give birth to Numanthia, the estate’s signature wine. Low yields provide concentrated fruit of remarkable intensity and power, carefully nurtured during vinification.18 months’ ageing in French oak brings balance and structure. Wood aromas on the nose are coupled with notes of berries, cedar and liquorice in the mouth, closing with a long, silken finish.

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    "The 2003 Numanthia was fashioned from yields of one ton of fruit per acre (from a clone of Tempranillo that often has the highest polyphenols of any Tempranillo clone). This cuvee is made from 70- to 100-year-old vines planted at a 2,300 foot elevation, which no doubt accounts for the freshness in this massively rich, intense red. A vivid, intense nose of espresso roast, pain grille, sweet black cherries, and creme de cassis is followed by a full-bodied, intensely-concentrated, rich, well-delineated, moderately structured, pure red that can be drunk young or cellared for a decade."

    over 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/04
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 136.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1998 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.