Numanthia Termes 2015 | Elsewhere $28.99 – your for $19.95 | WBOTD #1 Buy of 2018
94JS | “Black as the ace of spades with great berry fruit and a lot of savory character. Numanthia Termes 2015 is a very distinctive Toro red. Very powerful with plenty of fruit sweetness, but as the wine flows over the palate it slowly turns ever further in the savory direction. Long, beautifully balanced finish.”
Numanthia Termes 2015 named for an ancient Celtic settlement allied with Numanthia against the Romans. While Numanthia’s entry-level, fresh and vibrant Tinto de Toro, totally gulpable and versatile at the table. Why not pick up a case of this luscious Spaniard, at a superb discount? Slice up a big plate of jamón Serrano and pull the ripcord!
Toro Region Standard Bearer
The winery was started in 1998 and straight out of the gate received acclaim from critics and consumers alike. Set in the Toro region of Spain, along the Duero River. And taking its name from the legendary Spanish city that was seized by Roman invaders. While Numanthia carries on with that vein of tenacity and resistance. Yet these two characteristics continue to help these Toro vineyards soldier through the extreme climatic pressures of the region.
Many ungrafted 120-year-old vines help produce Numanthia’s wines, and few of their vineyards are less than 50 years old. In total, Numanthia produces three bottlings from their 40 hectares of Tempranillo vines. The low yielding vines have established themselves as authors of broodingly deep and endlessly complex wines. Today, these dedicated winegrowers have tamed the beastly vines into yielding some of the most noteworthy reds to storm the market in decades. If this is your first introduction, welcome to the party.
Bodega Numanthia is a standard-bearer of the Toro appellation. Located in a sweltering corner of Old Castile renowned for a super-dark, inky Tempranillo known as Tinto de Toro. Most of all ungrafted, 100+-year-old vines suffer endlessly in the region’s punishing winters and hellish summers. And the result… this awesome Numanthia Termes 2015.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||WBOTD #1 Buy of 2018 | 94 Points of power & beautifully balanced finish | The definition of a steal – enjoy | Termes ALWAYS overperforms|
|Why now?||Numanthia Termanthia is $225 | Numanthia Termes is $18.95 – elsewhere at $32.95 | The definition of a steal - enjoy|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|What is it?||Toro Region Spanish Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Tempranillo | ABV 15%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Wine Lovers|
|Occasion||Grilled Red Meat for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||4+|