Miguel Torres S.A. Mas La Plana Penedès Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

On this side of the pond, Mas La Plana is relatively unknown...or at least I get that impression because nobody in my circles ever talks about it. Yet, it is arguably one of the most important and storied vineyards in all of Spain. Maybe it’s because it’s planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and not Tempranillo. Maybe it’s because it’s from the Penedes and not Rioja or Ribera del Duero? Maybe it’s because it’s a Miguel Torres wine? Likely, it’s a combination of all three. However, all of those things cannot take away the fact that this is a world class wine. It’s fruit laden but a little age gives this complexity a deft balance that I usually associate with classified growths from Bordeaux. It’s not French. It’s not international. It’s not even really Spanish. It’s Finca Mas La Plana...and that’s what I love a respect about this wine every time I get to try it. That being said, these do need cellar time to truly appreciate and ten years or so is a good rule of thumb. They will undoubtedly last much longer.

On this side of the pond, Mas La Plana is relatively unknown...or at least I get that impression because nobody in my circles ever talks about it. Yet, it is arguably one of the most important and storied vineyards in all of Spain. Maybe it’s because it’s planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and not Tempranillo. Maybe it’s because it’s from the Penedes and not Rioja or Ribera del Duero? Maybe it’s because it’s a Miguel Torres wine? Likely, it’s a combination of all three. However, all of those things cannot take away the fact that this is a world class wine. It’s fruit laden but a little age gives this complexity a deft balance that I usually associate with classified growths from Bordeaux. It’s not French. It’s not international. It’s not even really Spanish. It’s Finca Mas La Plana...and that’s what I love a respect about this wine every time I get to try it. That being said, these do need cellar time to truly appreciate and ten years or so is a good rule of thumb. They will undoubtedly last much longer.

9.3

Peter van den Besselaar Delectable Pro

Vintage 2011 very deep colour almost black, cassis, spices, true to type #cabernetsauvignon, very rich bouquet with new wood barrels vanilla milk chocolate mint and although enormous power also very playful #torres #spain Refinement!

Vintage 2011 very deep colour almost black, cassis, spices, true to type #cabernetsauvignon, very rich bouquet with new wood barrels vanilla milk chocolate mint and although enormous power also very playful #torres #spain Refinement!

9.3

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Too young but already drinking pretty well, if not a little tight. Should age gracefully.

Too young but already drinking pretty well, if not a little tight. Should age gracefully.

9.1

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Not an ounce of age on it. Drinks big

Not an ounce of age on it. Drinks big

9.1

Adam Cox

Volumptuous body, great smoke. Perfect bite. Spanish wines are coming up!

Volumptuous body, great smoke. Perfect bite. Spanish wines are coming up!

9.6

Location

  • 153 E 57th Street
    New York, NY 10022

  • Hours:
    Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
    Saturday, 12p.m. - 8 p.m.

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