Wine Spectator 92 points - Alluring floral and spicy aromas give way to ripe cherry and roasted espresso flavors in this sleek, modern red. The tannins are formidable but well-integrated, brightened by lively acidity. The wine shows depth and persistence. Drink now through 2020. 2,200 cases made.-TM
(Feb 28 2013)
Vinous 92 points - (15% alcohol): Glass-staining ruby. Deeper and darker in profile than the Termes, offering scents and flavors of cherry compote, cassis, vanilla and licorice, plus a floral overtone. Lush and creamy in texture, with juicy acidity adding lift and focus. Finishes sweet, smoky and very long, with resonating spiciness and slow-mounting tannins.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2009 Numanthia comes from La Jara, El Pego and Vanialbo from 60- to 100-year-old vines and it is matured for 21 months in new French oak. It has a rounded, generous bouquet of raspberry coulis, wild strawberry and vanilla pod that is well-defined and not over-powering. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy, elegant entry. The tannins are quite fine and lend the 2009 exceptional symmetry and focus. There is a dash of white pepper and graphite underpinning the dark berry fruit, with good structure towards the opulent, hedonistic and ebullient finish. Drink 2015-2025. (Apr 2013)
Numanthia is the estate’s signature wine and uses the best grapes from the appellation. The winemakers aim to reveal and magnify the natural quality of fruit harvested at perfect maturity. The result is glorious fruit flavours and very complex aromas. Solidly built, with tannins that are both clear-cut and well integrated, Numanthia shows both power and precision.
|The Numanthia estate is situated at Valdefinjas, a small village in the Zamora province. Numanthia was founded in 1998 by the Eguren familly, native of Rioja, in order to create the best wine of the Toro appellation.