Numanthia Termes 2012




Vibrant and fruity, Termes stands out for its lively character. This wine perfectly expresses the Toro region. At the Numanthia winery, extended maceration on the grape skins and regular racking during 16 months' ageing in French oak barrels give the wine a lively combination of fruit and structure. Toasted notes with cedar and spice frame a richly layered, juicy texture on the palate. To pair with the vibrant fruit and juicy texture of Termes, look no further than the savory flavors of grilled meat, the intense richness of the finest cures Spanish ham (jamon Iberico) or beef Carpaccio.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Toro
Brand Numanthia
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastSince its inception, Numanthia has never once bottled a disappointing Termes. Aromas of lemon peel and orange rind mix with blackberry and cassis notes. This feels tight and tannic, but structured and appropriate. Dark-berry and chocolate flavors finish tannic but healthy. This is true-to-form Toro.Drink through 2021.

Michael Schachner, August 1, 2016
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Termes is pure Tinta de Toro (aka Tempranillo) from a number of vineyards on sandy and stony soils aged in 30% new barrels for 12 to 15 months. There are some savory aromas mixing cured meat with the classical Tempranillo black raspberries, and some lactic and spice aromas (cola nut), with hints of granite and licorice. The palate shows good freshness within the ripe and powerful style of the zone; it has good balance between tannins, alcohol and acidity. This is the more drinkable of the three. Some 100,000 bottles produced per vintage.

Luis Gutierrez, October 2015