Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2006 Termanthia has a ripe, vivacious bouquet of blackberry, mint, lavender and a hint of iodine/violets that is attractive but takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied with rounded, supple tannins and crisp acidity. It has a honeyed tincture towards the finish even, though the harvest was actually earlier. This is the most mellifluous of the Termanthia wines, opulent but nicely controlled. Drink 2015-2025. (Apr 2013)
Wine Spectator 95 points - This red is so thick and rich it's almost oily in texture, with exotic flavors of black fruit, game, dried herb and hoisin. Muscular tannins keep this structured, but give way to floral and graphite notes on the finish. A powerful wine with modern structure and distinctive character. Best from 2011 through 2020. 530 cases made. –TM (Jun 15 2009)
96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"2006 Bodegas Numanthia 'Termanthia' is a glass-staining opaque purple color. The aromatics are a bit taciturn at the moment but with coaxing, brooding black fruits, wood smoke, pencil lead, tar, espresso, and blackberry aromas emerge. On the palate, the wine is large-scaled, dense, and nearly impenetrable. The fruit is there; it is just densely packed and tightly wound. Give it a decade in the cellar and start drinking it from 2020 through 2046." ~(Wine Advocate)
|Proprietary vineyard "Teso los Carriles” situated in Argujillo (Zamora).
Vineyard Size: 4.78 hectares (11.04 acres). Average altitude: 800 m. (2,625 ft). Geology: sandy
soil with a large deposit of fine gravel on the surface. Sub-soil: clay-limestone.
Age: planted with ungrafted vines in the second half of the 19th century.
Variety: Tinta de Toro (100%), pre-phylloxera (own rooted Vitis vinifera) and autochthonous.
Type of training: Head-trained in goblet. Vine Spacing: 3 x 3,5 m. (9.8 x 11.5 ft.).
Vines per hectare: 900 (365 per acre) Yield per hectare: 7.2 Hl. (76.92 gallons/acre).
amendments: Organic material
Harvest: Hand picked in boxes with rigorous selection of the fruit for optimum health and
|The Numanthia estate is situated at Valdefinjas, a small village in the Zamora province. Numanthia was founded in 1998 by the Eguren familly, native of Rioja, in order to create the best wine of the Toro appellation.