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Torres Mas La Plana 2015

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 cabernet sauvignon was destemmed, fermented in stainless, with a gentle extraction. This spent 18 months in French oak (85% new) barrels. Drinking beautifully now, with gravelled dark cherry, wild thorny cassis, and perfumed plum layered with cracked peppercorns and worn leather. Acidity is still bright, while tannins are softer and sunken into the fruit, propping the wine to a gently lingering finish. Certainly iconic, this is a worthy choice to crack with grilled lamb.Tasted: 25 June 2022Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Familia TorresDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 315838UPC: 8410113003126