Numanthia Termes 2014 | 94 points of Age-worthy luscious fruit
94JS | Numanthia Termes 2014 displays beautiful layers of luscious fruit and walnut, vanilla character. While really dense, full and rich yet vibrant and driven. It’s all here.
91RP | The Numanthia Termes 2014 derives from a fruit-driven and balanced year and should be released in the second half of 2017. The fermentation and élevage were similar to 2013. But the wine already shows some of the changes that are being implemented in the winery. While the wine started malolactic in the barrel but was then transferred to stainless steel to finish it. Also reducing the amount of new oak because they want to show more fruit. However, this is only a transition year when the new team could only do some fine tuning. But I could already detect more freshness. Rather 2014 was a very different year to the atypical 2013, and I see a more lively palate here. While 2014 is a balanced year, perhaps similar to 2010, and the wine shows good harmony and balance.
About Termes | 30 Year Old Vines
Winemaker Notes | So Termes is the vibrant expression of Toro, a symbol of its youthful spirit. While standing out from what Toro wines used to be, for its vigor, freshness, and vivacity. Powerful yet balanced, vibrant yet complex, it is perfect to drink young. Numanthia Termes 2014 is harvested from over 30 years old vines.
Most of all this wine fully expresses the fruit’s liveliness. Fresh and fruity on the nose with aromas of cherries in alcohol, fresh figs, raspberries, and plums. Round on the entry, this wine develops with an intense, potent balance. In the mouth, it evolves into fresh, vibrating sensations, with a long, subtle finish that reminds one of cherries and aromatic herbs.
About Numanthia | Toro Region
Founded in 1998, Bodega Numanthia, located in Valdefinjas, Castile, and León, in the Northwest of Spain, is a veritable emblem of the Toro region wines. Bodega Numanthia is living tribute to the fearless warriors of Numancia in Spain, whose inhabitants heroically resisted the Roman army for 20 years in 134 B.C. and finally preferred to sacrifice their lives rather than surrender.
Producing Numanthia’s first vintage in 1998, it received a 95-point rating from Robert Parker. Since then, the Toro region delivers wines that have begun to rival those of Spain’s richest wine-producing regions of Ribera del Duero, Rioja and Priorat.