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Numanthia

Numanthia, Numanthia 2012

R795

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Located in Valdefinjas, Castile and Leon, in the Northwest of Madrid, their wine Estate is a Spanish diamond. Firmly rooted into Spanish history and terroir, they are the birthplace of powerful and intense wines, the incarnation of the prestigious Designation of Origin Toro.

Numanthia is their Estate’s signature, renowned as the reference for the Toro designation. It is a subtle blend of grapes from more than 100 parcels of the finest terroirs offering unique balance, elegance and power. Numanthia’s style depends on the selection of exceptional vines, aged between 50 and 80 years old, ungrafted and non-irrigated. Year after year, their low yields deliver grapes of extreme concentration with intense fruit and structure.

Viticulture:
The 2012 vintage was warm and very dry: it was considered as having one of the four warmest summers in the last fifty years, with only less than 200 mm (8 inches) of total rainfall which barely provided half of the vine’s needs. After a winter with limited rainfalls and low temperatures, an early spring arrived, quite cold and very dry. The bud burst started with approximately 10 days of delay, as well as flowering which occurred in a very warm month of June. Veraison took place in August, under extreme temperatures. The harvest finally started on the 17th of September and finished on the 13th of October.

Tasting notes:
'Deep, dense and pure from the opening bell, this Toro is a winner. Aromas of dark ripe black fruits are cool and moderately oaked. This feels massive on the palate but sensationally balanced. Flavors of blackberry, coffee, mocha and toasty oak finish spicy, smooth and heady. Drink this exemplary Toro through 2023.' – Wine Enthusiast, #84 2017, 95/100

'This rich, generous red delivers plum pudding, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors, with loamy earth and licorice notes. The tannins are muscular but well-integrated, balanced by balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2028.' – The Wine Spectator, 93/100

'The eponymous 2012 Numanthia is sourced from vineyards ranging from 60 to 100 years of age across the Toro appellation (they have around 100 hectares of vineyards... spread across 100 separate plots!). The wine matured in brand new oak barrels for 22 months. The aromas are mostly oak related with some toasted sesame seeds, sweet vanilla and cinnamon, some licorice and chocolate, and a core of very ripe black fruit. The oak is obviously of very good quality, but at the moment it dominates the wine and with time what emerges is still toffee, smoke and coal. The palate reveals a very young wine that is dense, tremendous, with high dry extract, concentrated, powerful, and full of dusty tannins and oak-related flavors. This beast needs a good couple of years to be tamed down by the bottle. This is a bodybuilder of a Toro -- oaky and highly extracted in its style. The 2014 will see a change and will not have 100% new oak.' – The Wine Advocate, 92/100

Located in Valdefinjas, Castile and Leon, in the Northwest of Madrid, their wine Estate is a Spanish diamond. Firmly rooted into Spanish history and terroir, they are the birthplace of powerful and intense wines, the incarnation of the prestigious Designation of Origin Toro.

Numanthia is their Estate’s signature, renowned as the reference for the Toro designation. It is a subtle blend of grapes from more than 100 parcels of the finest terroirs offering unique balance, elegance and power. Numanthia’s style depends on the selection of exceptional vines, aged between 50 and 80 years old, ungrafted and non-irrigated. Year after year, their low yields deliver grapes of extreme concentration with intense fruit and structure.

Viticulture:
The 2012 vintage was warm and very dry: it was considered as having one of the four warmest summers in the last fifty years, with only less than 200 mm (8 inches) of total rainfall which barely provided half of the vine’s needs. After a winter with limited rainfalls and low temperatures, an early spring arrived, quite cold and very dry. The bud burst started with approximately 10 days of delay, as well as flowering which occurred in a very warm month of June. Veraison took place in August, under extreme temperatures. The harvest finally started on the 17th of September and finished on the 13th of October.

Tasting notes:
'Deep, dense and pure from the opening bell, this Toro is a winner. Aromas of dark ripe black fruits are cool and moderately oaked. This feels massive on the palate but sensationally balanced. Flavors of blackberry, coffee, mocha and toasty oak finish spicy, smooth and heady. Drink this exemplary Toro through 2023.' – Wine Enthusiast, #84 2017, 95/100

'This rich, generous red delivers plum pudding, dark chocolate and baking spice flavors, with loamy earth and licorice notes. The tannins are muscular but well-integrated, balanced by balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2028.' – The Wine Spectator, 93/100

'The eponymous 2012 Numanthia is sourced from vineyards ranging from 60 to 100 years of age across the Toro appellation (they have around 100 hectares of vineyards... spread across 100 separate plots!). The wine matured in brand new oak barrels for 22 months. The aromas are mostly oak related with some toasted sesame seeds, sweet vanilla and cinnamon, some licorice and chocolate, and a core of very ripe black fruit. The oak is obviously of very good quality, but at the moment it dominates the wine and with time what emerges is still toffee, smoke and coal. The palate reveals a very young wine that is dense, tremendous, with high dry extract, concentrated, powerful, and full of dusty tannins and oak-related flavors. This beast needs a good couple of years to be tamed down by the bottle. This is a bodybuilder of a Toro -- oaky and highly extracted in its style. The 2014 will see a change and will not have 100% new oak.' – The Wine Advocate, 92/100

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