Bodegas Numanthia

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dry autumn leaves, ripe black cherry, dried tart cherry and a hint of coffee grounds.

Palate has ripe black cherry, dried blackberry, moist soil, mild tannins on the medium finish.

Decanted ~1.5 hours, heavy sediment in the bottle.

This bottle is in an interesting spot, either an off bottle or much too over the hill. We drank the 2003 Termes last night (the younger sibling) and it was much more enjoyable. Will save some for tomorrow to check for further development. We still have some chances at a good bottle of Numanthia, so hopefully the remaining bottles are a little more exciting.

24 Hour Update: A different wine today, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, dark chocolate, light baking spice, apparently it just needed loads of air after its very long slumber. Score update from 90 to 92 today, good juice.
— 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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2003 Termes was better than this one, and it cost about 30% less, go figure.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

This was a bottle I always wanted to try, now I’m not disappointed I didn’t
Severn Goodwin

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach It still can be, just needed loads of airing out, much better today. I have difficulty understanding if this really was a WS 95 point bottle, even close to release. I can't remember how it tasted 15 years when we bought them...

Bodegas Numanthia

Termes Toro Tinto de Toro 2003

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dried blackberry, dried raspberry, ripe blackberry, ripe black cherry, dry oak plank, violets, old roses, medium-roast coffee beans and old milk chocolate bar.

Palate has ripe black cherry, ripe red currant, dried apricot, dried raspberry, ripe blackberry, moist soil, juiced peach, still chewy tannins with coffee and semi-sweet chocolate on the medium-long finish.

Decanted 2+ hours, pop & short decant for sediment on future bottles.

This bottle is in a great spot this evening, still many enjoyable years ahead. Future bottles may be 2023+ in proper storage, and yeah we have more. 😁
— 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice @Eric S! We have the bigger brother of this on deck for tomorrow. 👍
Peter Sultan

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Geez, how many wines get ‘lost’ in your cellar?@Severn Goodwin
Severn Goodwin

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@Peter Sultan Too many sometimes, these have been hanging out in CT storage for a long time. I have faith that many of the wines we bought in our 'youth' were good candidates for forgetting about for a while. Our buying strategy is different now, but I still enjoy these types of wine.

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Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Andrew Lampasone
9.6

Hazelnuts toasty vanilla fresh baked apple pie very rich biscuit and hints of coffee. Very developed 7 people sharing a dream numanthia the name of a city that everyone burned instead of surrender phylloxera in 1910 resisted last year only 6 inches of raine temperature 110 to 5 flavors intense too much for regular technique wines to be eaten with fork and knife. 2009 wArm vintage before num very old techniques grapes used to go to ribera and Rioja. Techniques cold maceration. Tinto del toro skins thicker, denser clusters so big they can damage your palate they taste the grapes every two days to see if the grapes are ripe. Massive tannins mean you have to be very careful with the tannin extraction big tannins usually better for the palate small tannins more astringent 6% alcohol they get the skins off so they stop extracting the tannins. — 7 years ago

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Termanthia Toro Tempranillo

Excellent — 2 months ago

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Bodegas Numanthia

Vega de Toro Tempranillo 2001

2001 Vega de Toro Numanthia. Awesome wine, fruity, leather, silky tannins. — 6 years ago

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Victorino Toro Tinto de Toro 2007

Andrew Lampasone
9.3

From the folks that started Numanthia sold it to Lvmh and then started this new project — 6 years ago

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