The King of Cabs

torresgrancoronasTHE KING OF CABS

A few decades ago there was a tasting held in Paris to select the world’s best Cabernet. At that time, California was starting to make claims that their wine was better than Bordeaux – the home of Cabernet. The tasters were French, and when the results were tabulated, the wine world went into shock. Both France and Bordeaux were losers – the winning wine was from Spain: an expensive Cabernet produced by Torres and called Mas la Plana.

Mas la Plana is neither available nor in most peoples price range, but Torres produces a more affordable Cabernet called Gran Coronas, that’s also capable of surprising with its quality.  The 05 vintage is as dazzling as a Broadway musical – lots of richness, plushness and very seductive spicy/sweet flavours. An irresistible combo of power and charm. Best with hearty food.

Torres 05 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva ‘Gran Coronas’, Penedes, Spain
36483 $18.95 (part of Vintages Essentials)
wine style: rich red

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