Tag Archives: Mas La Plana

WBW 63: Finding my muse in a bottle of 1990 Mas La Plana

It seemed like an easy theme, what Rob Bralow proposed for Wine Blogging Wednesday. Find your Muse. That’s easy, here it is: There, done. And there’s plenty of other songs from that band available on the Internet. Oh, wait. That’s not what he meant? All right. Enough with the silly musical asides. But it is a wicked, inspiring [...]
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It's Christmas. Bring out the big bottles – and I mean that literally

I did another one of those fun collaborations with Sharman Yarnell, of Montreal radio station CJAD, this week. The theme was Holiday wine giving, by which she meant: what wine do you buy someone as a gift that will be distinctive and, hopefully, impressive. I made many suggestions, from Alvaro Palacios’ Petalos, a scrumptious Bierzo with [...]
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Tasting Note: Gran Coronas Mas La Plana 1988, Penedès, Miguel Torres

A sizeable portion of my modest cellar is taken up by bottles of Mas La Plana, a single vineyard cabernet that Miguel A. Torres started harvesting in 1970. In 1979, the wine became legendary when the 1970 vintage won the cabernet competition at the Wine Olympics put together by Gault-Millau, against the likes of Château [...]
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