2006 Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Termes" Toro
93 points from Wine Spectator Insider: "Muscular yet expressive, this red offers roasted plum, bitter chocolate, tobacco and hot stone notes. Thick, with rich, ripe tannins and just enough acidity to keep it lively. Best from 2010 through 2020." (April 15, 2009) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark, rubbery and focused on the nose, while the palate is wider, richer and propped up by a band of zesty acidity. The flavors are typical of Toro, meaning dark blackberry and boysenberry. A finish of brandied berries, kirsch and chocolate is almost like dessert." (08/09) From the same folks who make Numanthia, the Termes is made from 30-year-old ungrafted Tinta de Toro vines cropped at a mere 22 hectoliters per hectare. It enjoyed malolactic fermentation as well as 20 months aging in French oak barrels (20% new). Not much of this beauty makes it to the U.S. Get your allocation now, before the crazy high ratings come in!