Bodega Numanthia: ‘A go-to… for any lover of Spanish wine’ – Wine Spectator

Bodega Numanthia

‘A go-to… for any lover of Spanish wine’
– Wine Spectator

Leading the pace in the Toro region is iconic Bodega Numanthia. They’ve transformed the face of this Spanish region, ‘offering a fresh, elegant take on [the concentrated wines of] Toro’, writes Andy Howard MW of, calling them a ‘Toro game-changer’.

The 2020 Termes is a strikingly delicious ‘Tinta de Toro’ – a clone of Tempranillo – with ripe yet dry tannins, balanced by masses of fruit. From ‘younger’, 30-50-year-old dryland farmed vines and picked earlier, it expresses the freshness and vivacity of their approach under Toro’s harsh climate. Lovers of Bordeaux-styled wines will appreciate the ‘gorgeous floral character to the crushed stone and purple fruit’, mingling with supple tannins. There’s ‘super length and brightness for this wine’, opines James Suckling.

Bodega Numanthia: 'A go-to... for any lover of Spanish wine' – Wine Spectator

View the wines made from their 70 to 120-year-old vines: Numanthia and the rare Termanthia.

Wine Cellar first imported Numanthia in the early 2000s before Robert Parker put Toro on the map. The Eguren family are from Rioja and have been farmers in Spain since 1870. They started Numanthia in 1998, and in 2008 luxury giant LVMH bought the estate. ‘The quality of Numanthia’s three bottlings, including the more affordable Termes label, haven’t missed a beat since a change of ownership,’ says Wine Spectator. Of the 19 vintages of Termes they’ve reviewed, 17 have been rated 90 points or more, which speaks to the consistent quality coming from this bodega.

* ‘Tinta de Toro’ has adapted to the immensely dry conditions of the region. The sparsely planted old vines produce tiny berries that yield less than 2 tonnes per hectare, offering concentration on another level.

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