Red Wine Numanthia 2018

Crianza red wine from Toro. Varietal old-vine Tinta de Toro aged for 18 months in French oak barrels and vats and for 24 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Toro
Grapes Varieties: Tinta de Toro,
Wineries: Bodega Numanthia
P 94 95 95

Availability: In stock

Product Description

After acquiring Bodegas Numanthia in 2008, the French group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Henessy), the world's largest luxury goods conglomerate, decided to introduce some changes in the winemaking style of world-famous Numanthia.

While preserving its trademark intensity and lushness, the winemaking team, headed by Mr. Lucas Löwi, fine-tuned the vinification process over the years with the aim of producing a more elegant and harmonious wine. Their hard work has definitely paid off, for 2018 is one the best vintages of Numanthia to date.

A varietal Tinta de Toro, this Spanish red wine from DO Toro is sourced from 30 plots planted with 50 to 100-year-old vines, most of them ungrafted, grown in sandy-clay soils at an altitude of 700 metres.

Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the partially destemmed grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts.

After completing malolactic fermentation, this red wine from Toro was transferred into 225 and 400-litre French oak barrels (60% new) and vats, where it was aged for a period of 18 months.

Gently filtered, Numanthia 2018 was bottled and aged for a further 24 months before its commercial release.

In order to enjoy it to the fullest, it is essential to decant this Crianza red wine a minimum of 2 hours before you drink it.

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Additional Information

The red wine Numanthia is deep purple with a reddish and violet rim.


This varietal Tinta de Toro feels fresher and livelier than ever before, with lively forest berries, some lactic touches and remembrances of dried flowers, slowly evolving into remembrances of fine spices, balsam, smoke, cocoa and dry earth.


This red wine from Bodega Numanthia shows impressive finesse and remarkable balance, with plush tannins, a lively acidity and nicely integrated oak. Ripe and powerful for sure, but with an agility and freshness that reveal a different, largely unknown side of the bold Toro terroir.

Our personal opinion

The seductive Numanthia 2018 should have a long life in the bottle.


Numanthia 2017:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Peñín 94.

Numanthia 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 95. J. Suckling 95. Decanter WWA 2022 - Silver Medal & 91 points.

Numanthia 2015:

Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 95. J. Suckling 96. 

Numanthia 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 91.

Numanthia 2013:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 94. Parker 91.

Numanthia 2012:

Parker 93. Peñín 95. Enterwine 94.

Numanthia 2011:

Parker 92/92+.

Numanthia 2010:

Parker 94. Peñín 96.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 94
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 95
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Paté
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
Some wine...
The 2015 vintage is top-notch. Big bones, but no baby fat!
Review by (Posted on 14 April 2021)
I like it very much
Crafted in a XXL style, but with know-how. Big and bold, but not common.
Review by (Posted on 2 July 2020)
Impressive wine. Makes your head spin. Powerful stuff.
Review by (Posted on 23 January 2018)
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