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Bodegas Numanthia - Numanthia 2011


  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Toro
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2012
Food Matching

Food Matching

Though it is a great match for Spanish food, this is a versatile wine that you can take around the world to match with most cuisines, even Asian ones such as Indian food. Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier, in his book How to Choose Wines, recommends a match of lamb or veal, while in his Matching Food and Wine: Classic and Not So Classic Combinations, Michel Roux suggests pork shoulder stew with potatoes and chorizo.

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WA: 92 (2002) VS: 91 (2002) JR: 18 (2002) WS: 91 (2002)

Wine tasting notes

Numanthia is deep ruby red with aromas of cassis, blackberry, cedar, spice, coffee, and mineral notes. It is full-bodied with moderate acidity and firm tannins. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels, it serves up potent flavors of blackberry, black currant, chocolate, spice, and toasty oak. Powerful, layered and complex, it will reward cellaring for another 10-12 years. It is rich and intense on the long finish.

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2002)92 pts

Wine Advocate # 159. Jun 2005. Reviewer : Robert Parker. There are 350 cases of the unfiltered 2002 Numanthia. Produced from yields of one ton of fruit per acre from 70-100 year old Tinto de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo) vines, it enjoyed an extended 28-day maceration as well as 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. A strong effort for the vintage, this deep ruby/purple-tinged 2002 exhibits scents of pain grille intermixed with raspberries, black cherries, and hints of licorice as well as spice box. With medium to full body, surprising density, high glycerin, sweet tannin, and a heady, perfumed, generous personality, it should drink well for 5-7 years. Drink: 2005 - 2012.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2002)91 pts

Sep/Oct 05. By Stephen Tanzer. Bright ruby-red. Sappy aromas of black raspberry and spicy oak, lifted by a floral topnote. Juicy and bright, with very intense black fruit and spice flavors showing noteworthy precision. This can't quite match the 2001 version for balance and richness, but the wine's intensity of flavor is compelling. Actually quite lush for the vintage. Finishes very long and lively, with firm but smooth tannins. (2002)18 pts

Published  :12-Dec-2005. Dark, sweet, exciting nose. Very tense, yet very Toro. Very successful, though perhaps too aggressive at the moment. When to drink 2006 to 2012.

Wine Spectator (2002)91 pts

Issue: Oct 15, 2005. This polished red shows voluptuous texture over a firm structure, with focused flavors of blackberry, cassis, espresso, mineral and tobacco. Though powerful, it's harmonious and elegant. International style, but with deep local roots. Drink now through 2012. 350 cases imported. ?TM.

Vinification Notes

It enjoyed an extended 28-day maceration as well as 19 months in new French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.