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Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine & Spirits, 92 Wine Enthusiast
Other Info: Boutique Wines, Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 106850
100% Tinta de Toro.
Extremely rich and complex, the nose is showing a multitude of ripe red and black fruits (redcurrant, raspberries, cassis, blackberries) with notes of liquorice, truffle, balsamic and spices (cedar, nutmeg and black pepper), all perfectly integrated. The intense aromas evolve nicely in the glass, slowly opening up to more intense and complex notes.
On the palate, Termanthia is an incredible expression of the Toro terroir which requires patience in its appreciation. First the wine offers an impressively round, velvety and simply delicious mouth feel. Then the sensation of power and strength grows even more perfectly balanced with concentrated, firms and silky tannins, offering an experience of both weight and liveliness on the palate. The finish is extremely long and complex with a wide range of aromas, including dark fruits, chocolate, truffle, mineral and toasted notes.
The 2007 Termanthia is, like the 2007 Numanthia, a bit more accessible than its 2006 counterpart. That is to say that it should begin to become civilized with a mere 6-8 years of cellaring and should offer a drinking window extending from 2016 to 2037.
Glass-staining purple. Exotic, pungent scents of cherry-cola, potpourri and white pepper, plus a sexy note of sandalwood. Very fresh in the mouth, with intense, floral-accented black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter and spicier with aeration. Blends vivacity and power smoothly, finishing with nervy mineral cut and a lingering note of spicecake. Like the Numanthia, this looks like it will drink well young and age well on its balance rather than power.
This alluring red packs a lot of flavor into a plush texture, with boysenberry, floral, cinnamon, licorice and smoke notes. Firm, fresh and balanced, with a long, focused finish. Drink now through 2017.
2007 Toro Termanthia Termanthia is a single-vineyard wine, selected from tinta de toro vines that are more than 100 years old. The wine made its name as a voluptuous red of enormous proportions; this vintage holds to the style, with more energy in its flavors than in the past. Vibrant acidity cuts through the wine's ripeness, infusing the tannins with nerve and tension. The structure manages to keep the intensity of the flavor from feeling overwhelming. This will benefit from at least five years in the cellar, to serve with veal braised in red wine.
Dark, concentrated and inky, with big muscular aromas of charcoal, cassis liqueur, blackberry and tar. The palate is just lush enough despite being staunch and tannic, and the flavors of black fruit and cassis are luscious and sweet, with a bit of lemony oak adding zest. Drink from 2011 through 2015.