100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) aged in new French oak for around 18 months.
Numanthia 2013 is an intense wine with cherry and fig aromas, a touch of black chocolate and black pepper, as well as light mint and liquorice notes. Refreshingly acidic, on the palate it becomes a fleshy, balanced wine with a potent, unctuous evolution that offers great complexity. Its finish is long and persistent, with sophisticated pure cocoa notes.
James Suckiling scores this wine 96/100.
The name Numanthia comes from an antique city, whose people heroically resisted the Romans, choosing to die rather than surrender. The vines, due to the high altitude of the vineyard, were not affected by Phylloxera and the vineyard has been in existence for 1000 years.
Numanthia's style relies on a selection of exceptional ungrafted vineyards, mostly aged 70 to 100 years. These low yielding vines offer, year after year, extreme concentration of fruit with intensity and structure. Producing a solidly built wine, with tannins that are both sharp and well integrated. This is wine for ageing in your cellar or if you do drink soon we would recommend an hour in the decanter. To be served with food.