Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo

9.161 ratings
9.17 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
Amy Huson

Rich and structured. Great balance, velvet tannins still have some grip, black cherry, wet soil, charcoal flavors aromas. Alcohol nicely integrated, great wine for stews, grilled meats. Had the 2012 in 2017, nice now but can age many more years as well.

Rich and structured. Great balance, velvet tannins still have some grip, black cherry, wet soil, charcoal flavors aromas. Alcohol nicely integrated, great wine for stews, grilled meats. Had the 2012 in 2017, nice now but can age many more years as well.

2 people found it helpfulJun 11th, 2017
Gary Grose

Always a quality Spanish blend, albeit with large price fluctuations. If you want to tease your dentist, drink this before you go and see them. A real teeth stainer.

Always a quality Spanish blend, albeit with large price fluctuations. If you want to tease your dentist, drink this before you go and see them. A real teeth stainer.

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Big, modern , extracted. Relatively balanced however. Moderately long finish with a good nose and soft tannic structure.

Big, modern , extracted. Relatively balanced however. Moderately long finish with a good nose and soft tannic structure.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2016
ES Faiello

Monster of a wine, stunning depth & extraction / concentration of flavors so impressive: no signs of age - this has at least 20 yrs ahead, tons of ripe almost stewed dark fruit (black profiled blackberry & prune, black cherry) w/rich soil, dusty edges, evolved over time w/some hi-toned expression, scorched Earth, caramel, coffee made appearances... endless length w/sturdy structure yet caressing tannins. I’ve had this wine many times and it never disappoints.

Monster of a wine, stunning depth & extraction / concentration of flavors so impressive: no signs of age - this has at least 20 yrs ahead, tons of ripe almost stewed dark fruit (black profiled blackberry & prune, black cherry) w/rich soil, dusty edges, evolved over time w/some hi-toned expression, scorched Earth, caramel, coffee made appearances... endless length w/sturdy structure yet caressing tannins. I’ve had this wine many times and it never disappoints.

May 16th, 2020
Mike Holzer

Wendy 50th. $120 at faena. Good dark fruit peppery nose with full body slightly too oaky for my palate but the black fruit and mouthful let me overcome that issue as it bursts with flavor

Wendy 50th. $120 at faena. Good dark fruit peppery nose with full body slightly too oaky for my palate but the black fruit and mouthful let me overcome that issue as it bursts with flavor

Mar 1st, 2020
Mark Flesher

Served at The Bird as well during the meal. I had luck with these wines in the past. I think Termes is a better short term drinker than Numanthia is a long term holder. Lots of roasted black fruit on the front and middle, this one just doesn't have the finish or structure. Could this be in an odd place? Surely. Not really decanted for that long before serving, but the Sequel dispatched of it rather quickly both in flavor and complexity. The more I think about it, there is a 2 point difference in the 2 wines.

Served at The Bird as well during the meal. I had luck with these wines in the past. I think Termes is a better short term drinker than Numanthia is a long term holder. Lots of roasted black fruit on the front and middle, this one just doesn't have the finish or structure. Could this be in an odd place? Surely. Not really decanted for that long before serving, but the Sequel dispatched of it rather quickly both in flavor and complexity. The more I think about it, there is a 2 point difference in the 2 wines.

Dec 8th, 2018
Colin Cahoon

Nose is plum, caramel, barnyard funk and spice. The palate is butterscotch and spice with a hint of black pepper. Medium tannins and acid.

Nose is plum, caramel, barnyard funk and spice. The palate is butterscotch and spice with a hint of black pepper. Medium tannins and acid.

Nov 28th, 2018
Fred McQueary

Still very young. Opened nicely with air and time. Still needs to be decanted.

Still very young. Opened nicely with air and time. Still needs to be decanted.

Oct 19th, 2018
M. Christopher Roebuck

Delicious

93 points

Delicious

93 points

Oct 6th, 2018
Ryan Vento

Snagged this fella while on sale at a local fine wine & liquor shop I like to frequent. Delicious and plush with vanilla, licorice, blackberry, plum, and clove.

Snagged this fella while on sale at a local fine wine & liquor shop I like to frequent. Delicious and plush with vanilla, licorice, blackberry, plum, and clove.

Sep 29th, 2018