Numanthia Termes 2016 | 94JS | Always an Amazing Value – just $18.95
Numanthia Termes 2016 is a very distinctive Toro red. This red is dense and polished. Muted flavors of plum, fig pudding, loamy earth, and toast mingle over solid tannins and balsamic acidity. Reserved but balanced and harmonious. Drink now through 2028.
Numanthia Termes 2016 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. While 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. So, 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.
So, Bodega Numanthia is a standard-bearer of the Toro appellation. While 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 2016.