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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%
Production27,000 bottles

The wine

Clos Mogador is the great wine from René Barbier and one of the Priorat's best. A wine of excellent quality and persistence, an authentic wine, faithfully conveying the personality of the terroir, with its characteristic aromas of Mediterranean undergrowth. A powerful, robust and complex wine, yet also silky and very elegant.

Clos Mogador is, in addition, one of the few wines recognised as Grand Cru in the region, a Vi de Finca Qualificada (Qualified Estate Wine), to use the denomination's official term. It's made from four varieties (mainly Garnacha and Cariñena, with some added Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah), artisan-crafted, a wine for cellaring that always benefits from several years in bottle. A great wine to enjoy at a slow pace.

What does this wine taste like?

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Intense / Ruby red
Bouquet
Ripe red fruit / Ripe black fruit / Liquorice / Cocoa / Spices / Smoky notes
Mouth
Elegant / Strong tannins / Complex / Balanced / Persistent

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Ratings and awards

201898 PK
201698 PK
201597 PK
201298 PK
201196 PK95 PN
201094-96 PK95 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

The flagship 2018 Clos Mogador is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented with natural yeasts and showcases their philosophy—slow fermentations with long maceration and long aging. It matured for 18 months in 2,000-liter oak vats and 30% in 300-liter oak barrels. There was a lot of rain in 2018, and the vineyards were extremely happy and everything seemed very easy; in fact, René Barbier told me it was perhaps too easy... It's an atypical year: It has a gentle profile, and the wines are not as concentrated as those from 2013 (the last rainy year before 2018)—they are more elegant and nuanced. This should develop beautifully in bottle. 27,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/12/2020)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 98 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.6/5
14 reviews
Vintage:

Wine making

Vinification materialWood
Ageing period18 months
Type of woodFrench oak

Vineyards

SoilLlicorella
ClimateMediterranean
Surface area20 hectares

The winery

Clos Mogador

Clos Mogador

René Barbier arrived in Priorat, from a well-known family of French vine-growers, when the wines of this region were totally unknown. He and a group of friends, including names now notably famous such as Josep Lluís Pérez (Mas Martinet Viticultors), Carles Pastrana (Costers del Siurana), Dafne Glorian (Clos i Terrasses) and, somewhat later, Álvaro Palacios (Álvaro Palacios), were the real architects of the recovery of this small appellation in inland Tarragona, greatly admired...

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