Fresh and intense fruity aromas well integrated with a flower touch, gentle spices & lively eucalyptus leaves touch. The aromatic experience continues, the mouthfeel is silky and vibrant. After lively and intense attack, an explosion of fruit, the end of mouth is long and persistent, with spices, tobacco, raspberries and blackberries notes.
95 Points - Wine Spectator Dense and polished, this red is muscular yet balanced, with firm, well-integrated tannins and lively acidity supporting rich flavors of blackberry, cocoa, licorice and mineral. Monolithic now, but has real depth. Best from 2018 through 2028.
93 Points - James Suckling Big and powerful red defined by a stony, seaweed, blackberry and bay-leaf character. Complex and layered. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered with fine tannins and a fresh, spicy and earthy finish. Jammy and old-school Spanish red but impressive nonetheless. Drink now or hold.
92 Points - Decanter Fresh nose of ripe dark plums with nuances of minty notes, cigar box and spices. Concentrated and dense on the palate.
90 Points - Wine & Spirits Numanthia's most ambitious wine, this is a selection from a parcel of 120-year-old bush bines. It's a little shy in scent, with hints of fig and nuts. However, the character of the warm 2012 vintage is revealed in the wine's structure, a massive construction of fine, firm tannins that holds up an impressive concentration of fruit. The density of that fruit feels as thick as the vines that grow it.