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