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Torres Mas La Plana
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16¾/20

Torres Mas La Plana 2006

Penedès, Catalunya, SpainFrom the cellar. Mas La Plana was a ground breaking wine, one of the first cabernet sauvignons in Spain, and planted by Torres in Penedes in 1966. This 1970 bested blind cab sauvs from first growth Bordeaux in the 1979 Gault-Millau Wine Olympiad in Paris, and it's been a jewel of the Torres portfolio since. Potent, concentrated black fruit is beneficially worn with a decade of bottle age into a potent, leathery, red. Ripe black cherry, medicinal cherry, anise, cured meats, dried salted tobacco on a concentrated and full palate, met with a firm, bright acidity. Tannins are still grippy and strident, with fresh cedar boughs and a lick of eucalypt on the finish. Even with a day's decant this requires roasted beef or lamb to match.Tasted: 08 March 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 64.00 BCLS Producer: Miguel Torres SpainCSPC: 315838UPC: 08410113003126