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2001 Numanthia-Termes Numanthia

ITEM 8093959 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$80
Item Sold Amount Date
I8113685 1 $95 Feb 13, 2022
I8100571 1 $80 Jan 30, 2022
I8052984 1 $85 Jan 2, 2022
I8033611 1 $85 Dec 19, 2021
I8014229 2 $85 Dec 5, 2021
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RATINGS

95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offers an explosive nose of melted licorice, barbeque smoke, blackberries, crème de cassis, camphor and graphite. Full-bodied with gorgeously rich, concentrated fruit, a layered texture, and tremendous purity...

94Stephen Tanzer

Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, violet, espresso and bitter chocolate. Suave and smooth in the mouth, with firm flavors of blackberry, violet and licorice. Finishes with big, toothdusting, fine-grained tannins and excellent length.

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.