Deep, brilliant purple. An extremely complex and elegant wine. Rich and multifarious, the nose is a sophisticated palette of aromas. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, black currants and other berry fruits enhance floral notes of violets and rose petals. Also present are hints of black pepper and toasted almonds that evolve into sweet spices such as cardamom and vanilla. Notes of truffles and a delicate minerality showcase the Toro terroir. On the palate, the wine is elegant and velvety, where firm and silky tannins are perfectly balanced giving a grand structure and weight. There is a progressive explosion of delicate, concentrated aromas, a profound evolution where everything enjoyed on the nose come forward again. Red and black berries, cacao and floral notes fill the mouth, leading to a lingering, complex finish with hints of spice, minerals and toasted notes.
Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Termanthia is broody and introspective on the nose, the aromatics almost cowering following the 2009. The palate is full-bodied and robust with good weight. This is perhaps the most powerful Termanthia that I have encountered with waves of ripe dark cherries, cassis and blueberry washing over the palate, fanning out towards a dense, peppermint-tinged finish. This is a lovely wine, although to be frank, I actually find more soul in the Numanthia.