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.