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Torres Mas La Plana
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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: Treve RingPrices: BC 65.00 specialty listing AB 62.00 fine wine shops QC 56.00 NS 57.00 Producer: Miguel Torres SpainDistributors: Dandurand
Galleon Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 315838UPC: 8410113003126