Sunday, 20 May 2012

A Spanish Cab

This evening for dinner, we are trying out a wine from the North of Spain. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is unusual for this area. The wine comes from the Torres stables and is called "Mas La Plana" , 2007 vintage.

The wine is a deep garnet colour, the strong legs on the glass show a high alcohol content. The nose is a blend of dark Cherries, tar and Cassis.  There are huge cherry compote flavours on the initial taste, these settle to include Cinnamon sticks, figs and black currant. Black currant  drops dominates in the middle and are joined with toast, which comes from the new oak used in fermentation.
I felt there was a slight hint of orange blossom on the finish. Great with the Sunday Roast!

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