Bodega Numanthia Toro 2013 (1500ml)
The 2013 Numanthia is a blend of the best terroirs in the Toro appellation. It was sourced from very old vineyards (70 to 100 years of age). It underwent a cold soak, prolonged maceration and aging in brand new French barriques that lasted some 16-18 months. It has abundant toasty aromas over a core of ripe cherries and plums, with an earthy touch. The palate is full-bodied with plenty of slightly dusty tannins and a dry finish. - WA91
A red offering lots of vanilla, plums and light prune character on the nose. Some violet and stone undertones. Full-bodied and structured with ripe yet firm tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink or hold.- JS92
Tarry and sanguine notes give an austere character to this firm red, but there's a core of plum and blackberry flavors, along with licorice and mineral notes, and the muscular tannins and balsamic acidity are rugged but balanced. Best from 2019 through 2029. 8,500 cases made. - WS90
Bright red, with ruby and purplish highlights at the robe. Numanthia 2013 is an intense wine with cherry and fig aromas, a touch of black chocolate and black pepper, as well as light mint and liquorice notes. In the mouth, the wine is sharp on the entry, with firm and elegant tannins. Refreshingly acidic, on the palate it becomes a fleshy, balanced wine with a potent, unctuous evolution that offers great complexity. Its finish is long and persistent, with sophisticated pure cocoa notes.- Winemaker's Notes
Numanthia is located in the Toro region of Spain. Its four vineyards are located along the south bank of the Duero River. The wine is named after a legendary Spanish city that was destroyed (after 20 yrs of resistance) by Roman legions. It is to Spain what the hilltop village of Masada is to Israel: a monument of history. Its 40 hectares of land are cove96 with an abundance of elements derived from the disintegration of Pliocene grit, clay and limestone.
Numanthia's first vintage was produced in 1998 and received a 95-point rating from Robert Parker. Since then, the Toro region has been producing wines that have begun to rival those of Spain's richest wine-producing regions of Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Priorat.