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2002 Numanthia Numanthia

  • 92 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 90 JR
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SKU: 70597-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($54) Bright ruby-red. Sappy aromas of black raspberry and spicy oak, lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy and bright, with very intense black fruit and spice flavors showing noteworthy precision. This can't quite match the 2001 version for balance and richness, but the wine's intensity of flavor is compelling. Actually quite lush for the vintage. Finishes very long and lively, with firm but smooth tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2005
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Dark, sweet, exciting nose. Very tense, yet very Toro. Very successful, though perhaps too aggressive at the moment.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    There are 350 cases of the unfiltered 2002 Numanthia. Produced from yields of one ton of fruit per acre from 70-100 year old Tinto de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) vines, it enjoyed an extended 28-day maceration as well as 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. A strong effort for the vintage, this deep ruby/purple-tinged 2002 exhibits scents of pain grille intermixed with raspberries, black cherries, and hints of licorice as well as spice box. With medium to full body, surprising density, high glycerin, sweet tannin, and a heady, perfumed, generous personality, it should drink well for 5-7 years. Broker Jorge Ordonez is heavily involved in this project, which is an attempt to revive high quality wines in Toro, a distinctive viticultural area that was devastated by phylloxera. There are a number of serious wines emerging from Toro, but Numanthia may be the most perfectionist wine of the appellation (although Vega Sicilia's Pintia and the Campo Elysio from Michel Rolland are among the worthy competitors).
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    This polished red shows voluptuous texture over a firm structure, with focused flavors of blackberry, cassis, espresso, mineral and tobacco. Though powerful, it's harmonious and elegant. International style, but with deep local roots. 350 cases imported.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2012-2032
    Author: Jim W NYC
  • Self | Rating: 96

    A tempranillo triumph par excellence. Like with the Castellare I opened early to allow progressive oxidization until it was ready, maybe 2 hours and oh was it singing. Very powerful and yet still tannic with lots of runway. Blueberry, mocha even some plum notes...hoisin? This could go at least another 10 I feel. This has plenty to go and far from an obnoxious fruit bomb. Bravo.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2025
    Author: Rossboss
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Big Body. Great nose, red fruit with cedar and leather undertones. Big mouth feel but well balanced. Long tannic finish leaving mostly fruit on the palate. Great tinto...do it again
    Author: Sean K209
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Solid, but not nearly as compelling as prior vintages tasted. Fruit not as present. Time to drink.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2020
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 93

    too bad I only had one ...so good!!
    Author: DuckyDoc
Bodega Numanthia Termes, S.L. (an estate owned by Dominio Eugren) produces super-premium wines such as Termanthia, Numanthia and Termes. The company has 40 hectares of vineyards. The estate was founded in 1998 and is based in Zamora, Spain. As of February 11, 2008, Bodega Numanthia Termes, S.L. operates as a subsidiary of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 363 bottles owned
  • 94 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 94 collectors)