Sunday, March 9, 2014

Torres Mas La Plana Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Date of Tasting: 22 January 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5%
Origin: Penedes, Spain
Appellation: Denominacio d'Origen
Expect to Pay: ~ THB2,000 - THB2,500
Chubby Score: 90/100
Value for money: 5/10
Professional Rating: WS - 90/100, WE - 93/100, ST - 90/100, JR - 17/20, CT - 89/100

Appearance: deep and dark red
Aroma: tobacco, mocha, cigar, and smoke
Palate: really big body, firm and masculine tannins, rich and dark, notes of blackcurrant and cassis as well as mild vanilla floor, medium on the finish

This is a big and bold guy: really dry and firm. Tannins start to refine but a few more years of cell ageing would perhaps soften it down. It is enjoyable to drink with red meat with strong flavour like roasted lamb or game dishes. Good wine, it is, but not great and probably still lack the dimension of complexity.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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