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Torres Mas La Planatext

Torres Mas La Plana 2016

Penedès, Catalunya (Catalonia Cataluña), SpainThis iconic Spanish wine has been in the spotlight since the 1979 Paris Judgement (The Wine Olympics) when the 1970 Mas La Plana beat out Bordeaux for the Cab Crown. From deep, limestone-rich soils in Alt Penedès, Catalunya, this was destemmed, fermented in stainless and oak foudres, with a gentle extraction. This spent 18 months in French oak (65% new) barrels. Though the wood and cab's structure is firmly felt, the juicy, mouth-watering core dominates this wine, with fleshy black cherry, graphite, dried florals, tobacco, and waves of fine grained savoury spice texturing the whole through to the lingering finish. Very well integrated now; drink or cellar for the next 5 years or so.Tasted: 09 December 2020Tasted by: Prices:
BC$65.00750mlspecialty listing
AB$62.00750mlfine wine shops
Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 315838UPC: 8410113003126