The 2010 Numanthia comes from a cooler vintage than the 2009 – a season when Manuel Louzada told me that he had to wear a pullover in the vineyard during picking! It is aged for 21 months in new French oak. The bouquet demonstrates more fruit concentration and clarity than the 2009, the 0.5% less alcohol making a tangible difference. The aromatics are more Medoc-like than the 2009. The palate is full-bodied with mouth-gripping tannins, yet it has a silky smooth texture. There is real attack on the mid-palate, perhaps a little more vigor and tension with hints of graphite and sous-bois towards the strict finish. This is due to be launched in September 2013 and should be at the top of any Toro-lovers’ list – maybe even above Termanthia? Drink 2018-2028+.
Subtle and perfumed with violet, stone, dark fruit and mushroom. Full body, firm and linear tannins and a long and rich finish. Powerful. Flashy and stylish. Drink or hold.
Delivers a thick texture and chewy tannins, with blackberry, currant, licorice, loam and mineral flavors and just enough orange peel acidity for freshness. Best from 2016 through 2030.
This intensely complex wine showcases several aromatic layers: first are notes of fresh, red fruits including strawberries and cherries which are accompanied by flavors of cream pastries. The nose goes on to reveal light balsamic touches including hints of cedar all of which are perfectly integrated with sweet spices such as cardamom and cinnamon and nutty flavors includingtoasted almonds. An intense, robust and nervy wine displaying incredible structure. Impressive fruit expression, sweet, well ripened tannins, leading to a meaty, viscous mouthfeel. A long and persistent finish with an extremely wide range of fruity aromas as well as toasted and spicy notes, highlighting the complexity andhandcrafted character of this wine.
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