Numanthia 'Termanthia 2007' is the ultimate expression of the best vineyards in Toro, made from vines that are over 120 years old.
Toro's timelss essence revealed by the winemmaker's craft, Termanthia is a handmade treasure. In a meticulous approach whose attention to detail evokes the world of haute couture, grapes are picked manually from the vines of a single parcel over 120 years old and then crushed by foot. Aged twice in new French oak barrels and neither fined nor filtered, Termanthia displays a mouthfeel of velvet elegance with perfectly integrated tannins that point to its longevity and timeless appeal.
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The 2007 Termanthia is, like the 2007 Numanthia, a bit more accessible than its 2006 counterpart. That is to say that it should begin to become civilized with a mere 6-8 years of cellaring and should offer a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2037. Rating 97+ Drink 2016 - 2037 - Jay Miller, Wine Advocate (APR/2010)
The 2007 was the coolest vintage experienced at Numanthia. The 2007 Termanthia show more oak on the nose, heady scents of camphor and wild honey infusing the ripe red berry fruit. The palate is full-bodied with decadent ripe red fruit but here, unlike the previous two vintages, I am missing the requisite tension and precision to maintain balance. The finish is very sweet and candied, which makes me wonder whether drinking more than one glass might be a law of diminishing returns? Still, it has good cohesion on the finish, but it is not a flattering Termanthia when compared directly against, say, the 2005 or 2008. Rating 92 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (APR/2013)
This alluring red packs of lots of flavour into a plush texture, with boysenberry, floral, cinnamon, licorice and smoke notes. It's firm, fresh and balanced, with a long focused finish. Rating 93 - Wine Spectator (JAN/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Tinta de Toro, a grape as unique heritage
The Toro region's grape is the Tinta de Toro, a dark, tough skinned variety from the Tempranillo family and one of the very few tor esist the phyllloxera. Tinta de Toro is only found in this part of Spain. Its small berries are rich in tannin and when picked at optimal ripeness, have exceptionally concentrated fruit flavours.
Deep dark bright purple
Extremely rich and complex, the nose is a gushing palette of lively dark fruits (redcurrant, warm summer raspberries, cassis, blackberries) and delicate liquorice, truffle, balsamic and spices notes (cedar, nutmeg and black pepper), perfectly integrated with subtle toasty and roasted characters. The deep intense aroma grows up and evolves in the glass, opening up as it gradually mix with air, getting each time more intense and complex.
It’s a true several stage experience to discover the Toro terroir. It starts with an impressive velvety, round and delicious entrance, then the sensation of volume on the palate grows even more perfectly balanced with concentrated, firms and silky tannins, for a sensation of both weight and liveliness. The end of mouth is very long and complex with an extremely wide range of aromas, like assorted dark fruits, cocoa, truffle, mineral and toasted notes, for this powerful and elegant 2007 interpretation of Termanthia.