2006 Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Numanthia" Toro
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The mid-level 2006 Numanthia is a deeper color than both vintages of Termes. It displays a brooding bouquet of wood smoke, Asian spices, violets, espresso, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, rich, powerful, and incipiently complex ... (JM)
*Editor's Choice* Dense and dark, with huge black-fruit aromas, toasty oak, chocolate and balsamic notes. Numanthia is ripe, rugged and intense, with in-your-face black fruit, coffee and burnt-toast accents. The feel and finish are deep as a cool well, and smooth as a whistle. Masculine to the max, and pretty close to being ready to drink.
Firm tannins frame black cherry, mineral, licorice and herbal notes in this chewy red. Well-proportioned, with lively acidity and a lovely floral finish. Tannic now, but the fruit should emerge with age.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky ruby. Complex bouquet of red and dark berries complemented by minerals, mint, anise and black pepper. Rich but focused on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and blackcurrant flavors, a silky texture and strong mineral snap. More elegant and precise than the Termes, showing tighter focus, clarity and finishing sweetness. For a rich wine, this is quite graceful.