Initially thought this was mildly corked, but blew off with some time in the decanter. With that said, this ended up being pretty good. Rich and meaty, but not tiring like the last bottle I drank. I suspect this will do better with some more age and will bury the other bottles to try the next one in three years.
Again a great wine, mighty, fruity phase, very complex more like a Bx than a Toro wine, but his powerful body shows his provenance, no oxidative signs, nearly black colour, ripe tannins, developed and profited by hours of decantation, at this stage "much" better than his big brother termanthia 2004. very long fruity finish with some cedar and cigarbox, licorice in essence, I guess this wine will age over the next 20 years
I gave no air, I probably should have. Lovely wine. Dark red color, mint on the nose, teasing in the mouse with dark fruit, moderate structure with roundness in the mouth, and beautiful adolescent finish, no "wisdom", but nice tannins.
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(NUMANTHIA TORO) #3; COLOR-very dark; NOSE-obvious smokiness, smoked ham covered w/ cherry coke; TASTE-really intense blackberry, little more Old World, very dry, complex, young, nice black cherry, good firm tannins, silky smooth, oak on the finish; a little young; WS-92; GV-90+
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