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2000 Numanthia-Termes Numanthia

Elevated cork; light label condition issue

ITEM 8093276 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8111636 1 $55 Feb 13, 2022
I8111590 2 $55 Feb 13, 2022
I8033648 1 $70 Dec 19, 2021
I8027215 1 $70 Dec 12, 2021
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

100% Tinta de Toro from 70-100 year old vines... Thick juicy and concentrated, it displays notes of creme de cassis, melted licorice, spice box, and earth. It is an impressive, pure, layered wine to drink between 2006-2017.

93Wine Spectator

Coffee, blackberry and licorice aromas explode from the glass. On the palate, the wine is concentrated yet lively, with lavish oak, rich tannins and ripe, concentrated fruit. A bombshell...

93Stephen Tanzer

..Cassis and mineral aromas along with pungent new French oak scents of espresso and bitter chocolate. Sweet, thick and superconcentrated, with an impressively chewy, layered texture; very sappy but still a bit youthfully clenched.

PRODUCER

Numanthia-Termes

Numanthia-Termes was founded by the Eguren family of Spain in 1998. It is located in the Toro region of Spain. The 100-acre estate had its debut vintage in 2000. Numanthia-Termes quickly earned a reputation for outstanding reds, especially its flagship wine, Termanthia. In 2008 the estate was bought by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which also owns Chateau d’Yquem and Krug, among other luxury wine estates.

REGION

Spain, Castilla-Leon, Toro

Toro is a relatively small appellation with a rapidly rising reputation. Located in the province of Zamora near the northeastern corner of Portugal, Toro has 13,000 vineyard acres with appellation status. Like most of the region it sits on a high plateau of sand, clay and lime where summers are hot and dry and winters are harsh. The main red grape here is the local clone of Tempranillo, called Tinta de Toro, and Garnacha. The white grapes Verdejo and Malvasia are also grown. Most of the reds are 100% Tinta de Toro. The devastating 19th century phylloxera crisis, which killed grapevines throughout Bordeaux, did not reach Toro, thanks, it is thought, to Toro’s sandy soil. Toro later exported some of its healthy vines to France. Toro also has vineyards of pre-phylloxera vines, meaning that some special cuvées from Toro are made from vines that are more than 150 years old. The Toro DO was created in 1987. The legendary Bodega Numanthia is in the Toro appellation.