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Clos Mogador

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Clos Mogador

Descending from a French family of winemakers, René Barbier III travelled south to start Clos Mogador among DOQ Priorat vineyards in Catalonia, Spain. He led the original Priorat movement that high quality wines could still be made in the oft considered ‘forgotten corner’ of Catalonia. By nursing old and struggling Grenache and Carignan vines back to life on steep hillsides, his resulting wines became a smashing hit among locals and eventually oenophiles abroad. His intensely concentrated blends of Cabernet, Garnacha, Syrah, Carignan and other varietals deliver power and structure of typical of Priorat yet they possess elegance and finesse to round out its flavors. Clos Mogador is widely considered a rising star approaching an echelon reserved for elites such as Vega Sicilia, Pingus, and López de Heredia.

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2001
4 In Stock
750ml
WA97
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Tasting Notes

WA97
The 2001 Clos Mogador was described as “simply sensational” when first tasted by the most illustrious taster from Monkton. I would not disagree one bit. At 11 years “young,” it remains beautifully defined and fresh on the nose, with vibrant red berry fruit, slate and a hint of brine. The palate is medium-bodied with a wonderful entry: blackberry, black pepper, a touch of cumin and sea salt. It is blessed with outstanding definition and precision, with a gentle grip on the finish and dried blood on the aftertaste. This is a profound Priorat that has barely started to show what it can do!

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