Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain

Item No. 90459
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP91
  • ST91
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

In the small vineyard of Mas la Plana only the most select Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown. These are used to make strictly limited quantities of Torres' most prestigious red wine.

Deep dense cherry color, with a touch of mahogany. Wonderfully intense bouquet typical of this vineyard: hints of cranberries, cherries and truffles, with an incense-like quality developed during aging in wood. Full, elegant and pronounced aftertaste, befitting a wine of this quality.

A perfect partner for the finest meat and game dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2003 Mas La Plana is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from an estate vineyard in Penedes. The wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak. Purple-colored, it reveals an expressive bouquet of pain grille, scorched earth, spice box, black currant, and blackberry. Medium to full-bodied, well-balanced, and intensely flavored, it has excellent depth and length. It will evolve in the cellar for 6-8 years and drink well through 2025. "
91 Points

"Deep red. Smoky cherry and redcurrant aromas are complicated by cured tobacco, musky underbrush and licorice. Deep, weighty and broad, with potent bitter cherry and licorice flavors given energy by mineral and dried flower notes. Youthful tannins give this a firm finish, but there's ample supporting fruit. Still, I'd leave this one in storage for at least another five years."
91 Points

"A core of fleshy plum and currant fruit is accented by vanilla, coffee and a hint of tar. There's a slightly rustic character, but this is solid and well-integrated, with a lingering floral note on the finish. Best after 2008. 10,000 cases made."
90 Points

"This classic Torres wine (the first vintage was in 1970) comes from a 71-acre vineyard near Penedès. The latest release is rich in aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a fig detail. It is deeply flavored, with soft tannins shaped by the heat of the vintage. A generous cabernet for roast duck."
90 Points

Learn About Torres Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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