Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo

9.111 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Toro, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

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.

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.

Feb 9th, 2020
Beau Carson

This was fucking huge! So much tannin left for 14+ years old. Feels like this will be ready in 25+ years.

This was fucking huge! So much tannin left for 14+ years old. Feels like this will be ready in 25+ years.

Feb 18th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Prior notes mostly apply; more stanky than our last bottle, green hay and decaying leaves. Decanted +4H, should be showing correctly tomorrow...Based on prior experience.

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. Very heavy sediment in the bottle.

Prior notes mostly apply; more stanky than our last bottle, green hay and decaying leaves. Decanted +4H, should be showing correctly tomorrow...Based on prior experience.

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. Very heavy sediment in the bottle.

1 person found it helpfulJul 31st, 2021
Eric W Brown

This is still drinking well.

This is still drinking well.

Apr 14th, 2018
Steve Anderson

Excellent on opening, but fell apart on 2nd and 3rd nights.

Excellent on opening, but fell apart on 2nd and 3rd nights.

Dec 24th, 2015
Conrad Kenley

Spain meets India in a big way...

Spain meets India in a big way...

Dec 17th, 2015
Alan Music

Terrific wine!!

Terrific wine!!

Dec 6th, 2015
Paco Suro

Young. Will be better. Hot. Full. Rich.

Young. Will be better. Hot. Full. Rich.

Apr 26th, 2015
Steve Anderson

Steve had this 4 years ago

Steve had this 4 years ago

May 15th, 2017
Grant Geyer

Grant had this 5 years ago

Grant had this 5 years ago

Apr 25th, 2016