Jean Leon – La Scala 2009

by  |  07-08-2017

The Jean Leon winery is one of the more interesting projects up in Penedès and it’s something of a crown jewel in the ‘experimental’ wineries that Torres owns. I’ve tasting a number of wines from the cellar in recent years. Their 3055 Merlot Petit Verdot is fully-enjoyable wine that’s very well priced. The Vinya de Gigi of 100% Chardonnay showed well up against other regional stalwarts when I did a comprehensive white wines of Catalunya tasting for a Decanter article earlier this year. And then on my birthday, I managed to get my hands on a bottle of the 1985 La Scala which was seriously interesting to behold as it’s 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, needs hours to open up and is luscious and powdery once it does. This winery is unique in Catalunya as it specializes in having only French grapes to work with and all of the wines that emerge […]
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