It is made from 50 to 100-year-old vines, most of them ungrafted, grown in sandy-clay soils. Belonging to the Toro DO, the vineyards are located at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level.
Harvested by hand and meticulously selected, the destemmed grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks with their skins.
After that, the wine was transferred into new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 18 months.
During the ageing process, this Crianza red wine from Toro was racked every 4 months.
Decant Numanthia 2014 a minimum of 2 hours before you drink it.
Drink through 2026.
The red wine Numanthia has a very bright, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with a reddish rim.
Extremely complex, and considerably tight at the beginning, this old-vines Tinta de Toro by Bodegas Numanthia begins with notes of black fruit, some lactic touches and remembrances of dried flowers, slowly evolving into remembrances of balsam, cedar, toast, tobacco, fine leather, underbush, dry earth and smoke.
Wow! Bold and muscular, this Crianza red wine from the Toro DO also shows an impressive finesse and an extremely precise profile. Liquor-infused fruit, Eastern spices, undergrowth, eucalyptus, menthol, some smokey and mineral remembrances, and some hints of blue flowers. Exceptional acidity, lively tannins and very long, smokey finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Full-bodied, nuanced and bold, Numanthia 2014 has many good years ahead of it.
Parker 93. Peñín 95. Enterwine 94.
Parker 94. Peñín 96.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||Two hours before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||18|
|Other guides||Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Silver Medal|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|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|
Impressive wine. Makes your head spin. Powerful stuff.