Termanthia es un auténtico diamante pulido. Con una producción limitada, es la expresión última de lo mejor de los viñedos de Toro: 4,78 hectáreas de vid de más de 120 años de edad cerca del municipio de Argujillo. Transformar estas uvas en vino es un tipo de artesanía de alta calidad. La hiperconcentración de la fruta produce una complejidad aromática considerable y muestra un tremendo poder en el paladar con una redondez llena de frescura.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
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.
The very model of the iron fist in a velvet glove. Toro is never going to be shy, Termanthia least of all. The comparison between the 2012 and 2006 was one of the great contrasts of this tasting. 2012 had still to settle, with drying tannins; 2006 by contrast showed real promise. Termanthia is definitely one that will benefit from careful storage in the cellar.
The limited, top of the range 2012 Termanthia is a single-vineyard Tempranillo from a plot of vines planted some 120 years ago. The bunches are hand-destemmed and then foot-trodden, and fermented in oak vats. The wine spends six months in new French oak barrels until malolactic is completed and then transferred to another set of brand new barrels for a further 18 months. The aromas are dominated by the élevage, with plenty of oak, smoke and peat, with something organic and earthy, even with some hints of Islay whiskey. If you look hard enough, there are some heady aromas of violets and blueberries underneath. The palate is quite straight within its full size and power, with good freshness, marked acidity, more elegance than the Numanthia and also better drinkability. Even with 200% oak, there is fruit here that talks about the quality, natural concentration and power of the grapes used, which are able to stand such brutal treatment. The new winemaker tells me the 2014 will only have around 80% new oak, and I'm looking forward to tasting the bottled wine, as I believe you could make an amazing wine with these grapes, and a softer hand in the vinification and aging. Around 5,000 bottles are produced per vintage. - Luis Gutiérrez.