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Termes Red

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Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) "Termes represents a determined attempt to revive the the traditnion of fine wine production in the Toro region. Throughout the Middle Ages the wines of Toro were coveted by the kings of Spain. Their praises were sung in the poetry of king ALfinso XI and their illustrious history recorded by many famous writers over the centuries. The sandy soils of this region inhibited the growth of Phylloxera that devastated so many wine growing regions throughout the world. These unique conditions, make i...

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  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) "The 2004 Termes received malolactic fermentation in barrel and was aged for 16 months in one-year-old French barriques. Inky purple-colored, it emits a beautiful bouquet of scorched earth, graphite, wild blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, concentrated, intensely flavored wine with exceptional balance and length. The tannins are well concealed by the opulent fruit. Cellar this terrific wine for 6-8 years and drink it over the following 12-15. It is a fa...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) The winery called Numanthia-Termes makes three wines: value-priced Termes, main label Numanthia and high-end Termanthia. All are made from old-vine Tinto de Toro grapes (a Tempranillo clone); Powerful and harmonious, this polished red has it all working: ripe fruit, lavish oak, firm structure and a promise to open and develop with age. Notes of plum, mineral, smoke and spices should open and develop with time. Best after 2005.