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2004 Numanthia - Numanthia

SPAIN / CASTILLA Y LEON /
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Tempranillo

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SKU: 70597-2004
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($57) Dark violet. Spicy dark berry aromas are complicated by orange peel, cinnamon and clove. Medium-bodied black raspberry and cassis flavors are given an exotic accent by Asian spices and violet pastille. The silky tannins are almost overwhelmed by the wine's spicy fruit. Finishes brisk and long, with an echo of cracked pepper.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Any aspiring collectors should add a case of this to their stash. The 2004 Numanthia comes from a different terroir with a different clone of Tinta de Toro. The vines for this cuvee range from 70-100 years of age with tiny yields of 1 ton of fruit per acre. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The wine is a glass-coating opaque purple with a killer nose of mineral, pencil lead, wild blueberry, and blackberry liqueur that roars from the glass. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, dense, and already beginning to show complexity within its layers of spicy black fruits. There is immense power, well-concealed ripe tannin, and the well-delineated finish lasts for over one minute. This is a sensational effort which in a perfect world should be cellared for a decade and enjoyed over the following 25+ years. However, the elderly among us should not feel guilty about opening a bottle now.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Rich and deep, but still holding back, this powerful red shows concentration and balance, offering cassis, blackberry and roasted plum fruit, with dark notes of mineral, smoke and earth and hints of licorice and spice, all wrapped in muscular but velvety tannins. 350 cases made.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: MVerble
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: dave1161
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: WineStorm
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: SingKevin
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: SilverBelz
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Assertive, gripping dark fruit. Age-driven nuances not yet pronounced. This wine is going to keep going for a while.
    Author: afikes
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Big wine that has gotten better (smoother) with age.
    Author: Hecwines
  • Self | Rating: 99

    This wine is very full bodied and rich. Multilayers of flavors and very complex. Lush and dark fruit flavors. Hint of cocoa, dark cherries, and a rich minerals flavors. It will need to be decanted for full enjoyment. This is truely one of the most standout wine of the year of all of the wines I have tasted thus far.
    Author: petery
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very young and tannic / good potential
    Author: kyball
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

  • 2280 bottles owned
  • 374 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 374 collectors)