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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 103269)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $49.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is more than three decades since this mysterious Spanish wine was born. Few had much faith in this project. Certainly, nobody back in 1979, could have dreamed that it would triumph in a Parisian blind tasting against some of the world's most famous wines. Yet it marked the start of a new era in wine making: a time in which to stop dreaming and embark on a new journey, year after year, harvest after harvest.

Beautiful, very dark ruby red color with a soft mahogany rim. Exquisite aroma, reminiscent of bilberry and cherry jam, enhanced by toasted notes acquired through aging in oak. The palate reveals an extraordinary dimension, with soft, juicy tannins that hold promise for the wine's future evolution.

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About Torres:

In 1870, when the Torres family founded its wine-making and exporting company, they understood the importance of both respecting traditions and maintaining the utmost quality of their products. Today, thanks to this hundred year old commitment, Bodegas Torres is a strong leader in the Spanish wine and brandy industry.