Mas La Plana 2008

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49.50 €
Price suggested by:
(Bodegas Torres)
Red wine (100 % Cabernet Sauvignon)
Bodegas Torres
Penedès
Spain
Year: 2008

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 24th June 2013

The Torres family has been making quality wines and brandies in Catalonia since 1870. Currently managed by the fifth generation, Torres also makes wines outside Spain and its product range, in which they always seek to combine tradition and innovation, has continued to grow. To them we owe the first serious quality wines made from foreign grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and it is no exaggeration to say that their legendary Mas La Plana has been a benchmark of quality Cabernet Sauvignon for many years and is one of the most elegant in Spain. Their black label has competed head-to-head with many other major single varietals at international level, earning the respect of critics and juries alike.

Appearance

Bright cherry red with a garnet rim. Very bright.

Nose

Extremely intense, very fragrant and harmonious. Aromas reminiscent of black fruit, red jam with touches of spice.

Palate

Full, very long lasting. Very smooth and full of flavour. Hints of roasted peppers. Fairly long on the finish. At the quality top end.

Comment

Finca Mas la Plana was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon in 1966. It covers about 29 hectares located in Pacs del Penedes and the first vintage, released in 1970, dazzled the wine world right from the outset. Its production is very small and today it is one of the family’s international icons. And no wonder. It has been gracefully aged for 18 months in French oak resulting in a top single varietal. Rich, full of flavour, with good volume and tremendous aging capacity which place it at the forefront of Spain’s modern classics. A delicious, safe bet for a gala dinner if you want to surprise those skeptics of foreign grape varieties well suited to Spanish soils.

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