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Miguel Torres - Mas La Plana 2015

Information

  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Penedes
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

This wine's noble and healthy tannins will complement the best meat and game dishes

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 93+ (2013) WS: 91 (2013) JS: 93 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Intense aroma showing all the classic characteristics of the native land of Mas La Plana, together with notes of truffle, toast and wild red berry conserve. Great body and breadth on the palate, with juicy tannins that become balanced and elegant.

Winery Information

Miguel Torres

Founded in 1870, Familia Torres is widely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative wineries. They are also one of Spain’s leading producers of premium quality wines – a position which was recognised when they were presented with ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand’ award. Miguel A. Torres is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading wine visionaries. After studying oenology and viticulture in Dijon and Montpellier he was responsible for pioneering a number of significant.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)93+ pts

The Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Mas La Plana was produced from a cool and late harvest of the vines planted between 1964 and 1966 in the Mas La Plana estate in Penedès. It matured in French oak barrels, 85% of them new, for 18 months. 2013 was a wetter year, with cooler temperatures and a longer cycle that resulted in a later harvest and wines with very good freshness. The wine has been finding its style, and in the 2000s, they believe they are finding it through more elegance and less extraction, with fruit and more integration of the oak, leaving the initial model of Bordeaux, or later in Napa, and now admitting that it's a more Mediterranean expression of the Cabernet. It's vibrant, tasty and lively, with focused and clean aromas and flavors and polished and elegant tannins. It has a tasty, long finish, lifted by the freshness and a chalky, mineral, almost salty touch. This feels long-lived through balance and good acidity. 109,638 bottles, 2,899 magnums and some larger formats were produced. In 2016 they fermented this wine in stainless steel, oak vats and some concrete, in a separate part of the winery.

Wine Spectator (2013)91 pts

This plump red is lively and focused, with black cherry, plum, cedar, smoke and mineral notes that mingle over firm tannins and juicy acidity. Shows a nice balance of fruity and savory character. Drink now through 2025

James Suckling (2013)93 pts

Aromas of currants and blackberries with hints of dried flowers and spices. Extremely aromatic. Medium to full body, firm and very silky with beautiful fruit and wonderful length. A juicy and fine wine. Racy and fine.

Vinification Notes

In 2013, half of the annual rainfall occurred in the spring. This made for a very rainy start to the vegetative cycle. Although the summer fell within normal range, the ripening period was very dry. In terms of temperature, the vegetative cycle was cold, which generally resulted in a significant delay in grape maturation. Conditions changed toward the end of the cycle, with milder temperatures and very little rainfall in late summer, which allowed for complete ripening.