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Mas Alta La Bassetta 2005Mas Alta La Bassetta 2005
rws37523$45.56
Size: 750ml
Country: spain
Region: Tarragona
Sub-Region: Priorat
Producer: Mas Alta La Bassetta

WS 87 IWC 91


La Basseta vintage is the result of a blend from several plots of carignan, grenache and cabernet. The vines vary in age from 15 – 100 years. Bodegas Mas Alta's selection criteria for producing this wine is based on successfully expressing the terroir combined with a sensation of finesse and indulgence. Throughout the process of producing their vintages, they aim to obtain sensitive and complex wines. La Basseta is undoubtedly the most feminine wine in their range. The intensity of the fruit blended with a long and silky finish make for a feminine feel...

Selected by Michel Tardieu, their barrels originate from France’s most noble forests. Wines are matured for 14-18 months on fine lees enabling them to obtain the quintessential expression of each vintage. A key stage in the wine-making process, maturing adds that vital touch of personality to a great wine.

Reviews:

"Fleshy, this red is generous and a bit soft, with dark fruit flavors of plum and boysenberry and notes of coffee and cocoa supported by light tannins. Drink now through 2010. 300 cases imported. –TM" -Rated 87, Wine Spectator

"Ruby-red. Intense, mineral-accented raspberry and cherry aromas offer impressive precision and a suave spiciness. Youthfully taut on entry, then opens to reveal a sweet red fruit personality, with zesty minerality adding lift. Finishes clean and brisk, with sneaky length and a lingering black raspberry quality. " -Rated 91, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar