Clos Mogador 2015 Priorat

79.00

 

45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cab/Sauvignon

Clos Mogador needs no introduction; it’s the family project of René Barbier, the father of modern Priorat. Located in Gratallops, they work 50 hectares of vineyards, which range between seven and 100 years old, and produce some 50,000 bottles per year.

Robert Parker

Red Wine

Spain

About This Wine...

 

“Many of the leading ‘historical’ wines of Priorat prove that a mixture of local and international varieties can produce outstanding results, and this magnificent 2015 wine is no exception. It’s deep black and red in colour, with aromatic complexity from a soft, suffusing, earthy warmth and almost meaty plum fruits. On the palate the wine is concentrated, deep and forthright. The clarity and brilliance of the fruit flavours are typical of Priorat, ballasted in this case by dense tannins and vivacious, fruit-saturated acidity. It grows more savoury towards the finish: plum and stone modulate towards pine and Mediterranean scrub. A Priorat of total assurance, its alcohol invisible other than in the wine’s suffusing and necessary warmth.”

97/100 Decanter

 

“The 2015 Clos Mogador is an absolutely stunning release from this historic Priorat estate. Located in Gratallops, in the heart of the Priorat hills, René Barbier, one of the founders of the Priorat revolution, crafts an incredible blend. This immediately reveals seductive aromas of red cherry preserves, rose petals and roasted figs. On the palate this is ripe and intense, yields bright flavors of orange rind, red cherry and red raspberry with wild thyme and garrigue flavors. Intoxicating and beautifully structured, this beautiful wine will evolve gracefully for many years to come. Drink 2018 – 2035.”

97/100 International Wine Report 2017

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