This is what I imagine a good Toro would be: a rich and powerful rendition of Tempranillo. Blackberry, plum, licorice, fig, incense, espresso, and earth. Exuberant and dense on the palate but there is enough acidity to carry the weight. Gripping tannins.
From the founder of Bodega Numanthia, and I think this is better than the Numanthia. Wish I bought more. — 2 years ago
2001 Vega de Toro Numanthia. Awesome wine, fruity, leather, silky tannins. — 9 years ago
2011 was just perfect for a Wednesday night dinner! — 3 years ago
Out of the 4 wines opened at The Bird, this one edged out the Numanthia 12 by a hair. Quite similar profiles IMO. This Walla Walla Syrah was quite enjoyable with dark black fruit on the front. Consistent with the 2015 I tasted a bit ago but IMO, this one had a bit more of a smoked beef flavor in the middle that the dark sweet and still youthful fruit gave way. Chose this as the "food" wine since most chose the Bird Burger (a grass fed beef burger)....it went rather well. Popular with the crowd of novices and winos, the smoky finish was very complementary. Maybe I might acquire a few of these WA Syrahs afterall to have for these purposes....(not a word, @Shay A .... 😆) — 4 years ago
Inky purple color. Expressive nose with dark cherries, tobacco, hint of dark chocolate, herbs and violets. Palate opens up with cherries, blood orange, herbal notes. Tannin is silky but persistent. This could last another decade if not longer. — 3 months ago
Unique in my experience with Toro, which admittedly is limited. Love the flavor the older vines impart, not@overly oaked like a young Numanthia. 2009 vintage. — 6 years ago
From the folks that started Numanthia sold it to Lvmh and then started this new project — 9 years ago