Red

2003 Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia

Tinta de Toro

  • Spain
  • Castilla y León
  • Toro
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Community Tasting Notes 161

  • Ricky99 wrote: 93 points

    November 4, 2018 - Took a litttle time to wake up but delicious

  • pablopilot wrote: 90 points

    September 7, 2018 - If I’d wanted a Shiraz I’d have asked for one... if I’d wanted to get smacked across the side of the head with a two by four I’d have asked for that too... I mean, this is low yield, cool climate wine that tastes like crushed grape jolly ranchers mixed with NyQuil, and hits with the punch of a boilermaker.

    Do I hate it? No. It’s a bit like a too-friendly, over eager, high energy puppy that just won’t leave you alone. It’s not exactly leg humping, but you end up with hair all over your clothes and saliva on your face. And... it’s a St. Bernard. Or maybe a Rhodesian ridgeback. Big. I don’t know, I’m new at this wine-dog comparison game. It’s not a bad thing. If you could reign it in, train it up, get a leash on it, it’s got some good, deep, layered flavors in it: you got your blackberry syrup, your grape candy, your brandied cherries, your dark, dark chocolate... the label says thyme... sure, why not. But any aromatic quality is overwhelmed by overwhelming extraction, massive concentration, general bigness.

    Maybe 48 hours of decant would gentle this out a bit. Maybe ten more years in the cellar. Right now it is basically dessert. Not a bad thing, just a little too modern and too Aussie for me to really love it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • grossie Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 28, 2018 - Finally a not-corked 2003 Numanthia! This one had really great fruit, but still had a bit of a hard edge to it. I'm sure it can go many more years, but I'm not positive it will improve, the vintage was just a bit of a harsh one I suspect, being part of a heat wave that year.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • grossie wrote: flawed

    July 28, 2018 - Another corked one of these, what a shame. I opened the last in the series while this bottle was still going, the contrast was remarkable.

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  • pgm wrote: 92 points

    June 18, 2018 - Lots of cedar spice and intensely floral perfume on the nose. Dusty berries on in the mouth turning sweet and spiced with cloves on the finish. Decant for heavy sediment.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2006, IWC Issue #128 (link)

    (Bodega Numanthia-Termes Numanthia Toro) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/7/2006 (link) 92 points

    (Bodega Numanthia Toro Numanthia) Caramel, oaky nose; bigger and richer than the '02, caramel, balsamic palate with good grip; long finish 92+ pts. (needs several years)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Numanthia
  • Varietal Tinta de Toro
  • Designation Numanthia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region Castilla y León
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Toro
  • UPC Codes 2558979679027, 641857679027

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  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,561 (51%)
  • Consumed 1,497 (49%)

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