Profound, solid, dense and with a pleasant fruitfulness.
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2011 Termes has a reticent, shy nose showing aromas of ripe blackberries and peat with mineral hints and very ripe fruit, verging on the over extraction, which diminishes the pleasure adding a blurry layer between you and the wine. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with round, fatty tannins and good balance. The spiciness turns into dried flowers and makes it quite attractive. The finish is slightly warm with the alcohol making an appearance toward the end. A bit contradictory, I know. Drink now-2016. (Aug 2014)
Termes shows Toro’s quintessential fruit: Ripe but fresh, with velvety texture and lively structure, this wine leaves a general impression of balance and elegance.
|Wine maker notes
|In French oak Bordelaise style barrels for 16 months. Racked every 4 months. Age of the barrels: "1-wine” barrels.
|Proprietary vineyards situated in Valdefinjas and Toro (Zamora).
Average altitude: 700 m. (2,296 ft).
Average age: 30 years
Variety: Tinta de Toro (100%). Autochthonous, perfectly adapted to the climate and soil of the
|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.