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- dananne - 04-25-2004

I've been picking up several vintages of both the Numanthia and Termes lines from Numanthia, and I finally had to pop a cork. Just couldn't wait any more.

Spash decanted and let sit for 30 before pouring. Deep cherry red turning to purple in color. The nose was black cherry, blackberry, and a touch of smoke. Very concentrated in the mouth with tannins winding through all elements. The fruit follows the nose, and some smoke and leather elements join in on the finish. A little nip of vanilla, too. Somewhat warm on the finish earlier in the evening, it seemed to tone down the longer it sat in the decanter. 14.5% alc. 30 year old, ungrafted Tinta de Toro vines. I paid about $21 for it locally. I'll keep my paws off the others for 5 years. I'm looking forward to trying their "step-up" Numanthia.

We finished off the night with bubbles -- a Gruet Brut Blanc de Noirs. Just a wonderful, fun sparkler from NM. We love Gruet, and always have several bottles on hand for opening "whenever."

- chittychattykathy - 04-25-2004

Gruet rocks!

RE: 2000 Numanthia Termes - envynovaritos - 01-04-2017

Just picked up a 2009 Numanthia Termanthia. Should I wait?