2007 Bodegas Numanthia-Termes "Termes" Toro
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Termes is a bit more elegant with its velvety texture, ripe tannins, and silky finish. It, too, has the ability to improve with 2-3 years of cellaring, but can be enjoyed now. Bodegas Numanthia-Termes was sold by the Eguren family to Moet-Hennessey prior to the 2006 vintage. What this might ultimately mean for quality or style of the wine remains to be seen but there is no questioning the performance of the 2006 and 2007 vintages." (04/10) This wine, as usual, is deeply pitched, dark fruited, and spicy. It is bolstered by the structure of Tempranillo (tinto del pais) as it is expressed in the terroir of the Toro region, as well as some mocha and pain grillé notes from the very good quality French oak barrels. Drink now or cellar for a few years; as usual steak or lamb is a pretty sure bet with this wine.