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Numanthia

Numanthia, Numanthia 2014

R850

47 in stock

Notes

'Over the past 20 years, Spain has become the most dynamic wine region in Europe,’ says Wine Spectator, referring to the emergence of modern icons like Numanthia that offer a combination of power and elegance never seen before. While vineyards in the Toro region have been tended since Roman times, Numanthia came to being in 1998, capturing the essence of vineyards up to 150 years old.

Numanthia and its baby brother Termes are opposite in style to traditional Rioja such as López de Heredia, for example. New oak, bold fruit and serious tannins are seamlessly knit with fresh acidity and fine purity; no doubt the result of brutally cold winters and hot summers.

Along with Termes, produced from ‘younger’ 50-year-old vines, Numanthia is produced from ‘Tinta de Toro’ – a clone of Tempranillo that has adapted to the immensely dry conditions. The sparsely planted old vines produce tiny berries that yield less than 2 tonnes per hectare; offering concentration on another level.

For those who love plush, modern wines, these 2 are absolute must-haves.

Tasting notes:
‘An instantly polished impression on the nose with lively dark plum and black cherry fruits swathed in spicy complexity. The texture is seamless, saturated in energetic dark plum fruit flavor. A great wine. Try from 2020.’ – James Suckling, 96/100

‘This red is rich, yet remains lively, with bright berry and tangerine flavors mingling with currant, cocoa and toasty notes. Well-integrated tannins and citrusy acidity support the plush texture. Vibrant, in the modern style. Drink now through 2028.’ – Wine Spectator, 93/100

'I found the 2014 Numanthia to be quite oaky and a little underwined for the élevage it had. It's overtly tannic and leaves the mouth and tongue with a sandpaper-like feeling. It finishes dry. Lay down or have with powerful food. It's high in alcohol and has moderate acidity, which increases the heavy sensation and palate fatigue. For fans of the style.' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 91/100
'Over the past 20 years, Spain has become the most dynamic wine region in Europe,’ says Wine Spectator, referring to the emergence of modern icons like Numanthia that offer a combination of power and elegance never seen before. While vineyards in the Toro region have been tended since Roman times, Numanthia came to being in 1998, capturing the essence of vineyards up to 150 years old.

Numanthia and its baby brother Termes are opposite in style to traditional Rioja such as López de Heredia, for example. New oak, bold fruit and serious tannins are seamlessly knit with fresh acidity and fine purity; no doubt the result of brutally cold winters and hot summers.

Along with Termes, produced from ‘younger’ 50-year-old vines, Numanthia is produced from ‘Tinta de Toro’ – a clone of Tempranillo that has adapted to the immensely dry conditions. The sparsely planted old vines produce tiny berries that yield less than 2 tonnes per hectare; offering concentration on another level.

For those who love plush, modern wines, these 2 are absolute must-haves.

Tasting notes:
‘An instantly polished impression on the nose with lively dark plum and black cherry fruits swathed in spicy complexity. The texture is seamless, saturated in energetic dark plum fruit flavor. A great wine. Try from 2020.’ – James Suckling, 96/100

‘This red is rich, yet remains lively, with bright berry and tangerine flavors mingling with currant, cocoa and toasty notes. Well-integrated tannins and citrusy acidity support the plush texture. Vibrant, in the modern style. Drink now through 2028.’ – Wine Spectator, 93/100

'I found the 2014 Numanthia to be quite oaky and a little underwined for the élevage it had. It's overtly tannic and leaves the mouth and tongue with a sandpaper-like feeling. It finishes dry. Lay down or have with powerful food. It's high in alcohol and has moderate acidity, which increases the heavy sensation and palate fatigue. For fans of the style.' – Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, 91/100
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Country

ES

Region

Toro

Style

Red

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