"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 Advocate(From 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(From 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.