100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). 21-monatige Fassreifung in neuer, französischer Eiche. Dunkelrot. Konzentrierte, vielschichtige Nase von dunklen Beeren, Barrique und Vanille. Konzentriert, markig, dicht. Gut integriertes Tannin. Schöner, langanhaltender Abgang. Ein wunderschön zu trinkender Toro-Wein der Oberklasse.
Issue 255 End of June 2021, The Wine Advocate I 30th Jun 2021 I Luis Gutiérrez
I was pleasantly surprised by the 2016 Numanthia, which is balanced and serious, with integrated oak and a soft palate with round tannins. It feels like a big improvement over the 2014 I tasted last time. 2016 was a rainy and cooler year with a later harvest when the old-vine Tempranillo was picked on September 25th and October 10th. It fermented with selected yeasts and matured in 225- and 600-liter French oak barrels, 60% of them new, for 18 months.