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CLOS MOGADOR, THE CATALAN MIRACLE!

In the hinterland of Tarragona, lies one of Spain's most qualitative and today the most famous wine region: the Catalan’s call it the Priorat (in French the Priory), it is watered by the Siurana, a tributary of the Ebro, and dominated by the massif of Montsant. It is only since the early 1990s that this region has its dynamic quality recognized which offered a considerable increase in activity in the whole region. This resurgence is in large part due to the work of Rene Barbier, a man who took over at the end of the 1970s Clos Mogador, a former property of the Siurana Valley, located in Gratallops land known for its slate. Of French origin, Rene Barbier studied in Burgundy, then at the University of Bordeaux before multiplying internships across France, notably at Chateau Petrus..... At Gratallops, the passion of Rene Barbier for Grenache, has not prevented the development of a spectacular wine which has been quick to draw the attention of Robert Parker and which has become his most prestigious cru. It is composed of Carignan, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache (from vines of almost 80 years whose output hardly exceeds 2 dl per m2!) giving a wine that will thrill Parker up to the score of…. 98/100!

The Clos Mogador is adorned with a deep dark ruby colour. It develops the nose of balsamic scents at first, then releases notes of fermentation, then winning a super fruit (blackberry, blueberry, currant and plum). On the palate, we also find it intensely fruity with great breadth and gluttony to resell. The tannins are quite velvety, slightly astringent on the finish, fully integrated. A very beautiful wine full of promise but still evolving. It is for that reason, it is necessary to spend a few hours in carafe before tasting!
 

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Additional tasting notes

Color : deep dark ruby


Nose : balsamic scents at first, then releases notes of fermentation, finally winning a superb fruit (blackberry, blueberry, currant and plum)


Mouth : intensely fruity with great breadth and gluttony to resell. Tannins are quite velvety, slightly astringent on the finish, fully integrated


Alfavin.ch classification : Powerful red : Powerful, tannic, complex and full bodied. A wine of concentration, intensity and exceptional lingering flavour. High aging potential


Alcohol level : 14.5%


Winemaking : 18-20 months in French barrels (70% new)


Food pairing : Lamb, red meats, game


Aging potential : 16 Years and >

Clos Mogador 2014

  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Priorat/Montsant
  • Producer : René Barbier
  • Appelation : Priorat doq
  • Classification alfavin : Red powerful
  • Grape : Grenache, Carignan, Cabernet sauvignon, Syrah
  • Content : 75 cl
  • Type : Red

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