Red Wine Clos Mogador 2017

Priorat red wine made from Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in European oak barrels.
Reserva. 18 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Priorat
Wineries: Clos Mogador
P 98 95 97

Availability: In stock

€61.60
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So, here it is. The new vintage of Clos Mogador. A wine that would be in any "100 wines you must try before you die" list worthy of that name.

Produced in the Priorat DO, this is the second vintage this Spanish red wine bears the label "Vi de Finca Qualificada" (meaning single-vineyard wine), the highest official quality distinction granted in Catalonia.

This red wine is crafted by the great René Barbier Sr. He is the man who, along with other pioneers such as Álvaro Palacios and Josep Lluís Pérez, had the wonderfully foolish idea of bringing back to life a world-class wine region that was on the verge of complete oblivion two and a half decades ago.

An uncompromising, wild, terroir-oriented wine, Clos Mogador 2017 is made from a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from the 20 hectares of vineyards owned by the winery. They are located at an average altitude of 350 metres above sea level, on a natural amphitheatre made of the slate, llicorella soil that gives the wine its trademark, one-of-a-kind Priorat minerality.

Harvested at an optimal ripening state, the grapes were vinified in little vats and underwent a long period of skin maceration. Then this wine by the Clos Mogador winery was aged for 18 months, partly in 300-litre oak barrels and partly in a 2,000-litre oak tank.

If there is a wine that requires patience and deserves attention, this is it. So, we emphatically suggest that you decant this red wine from Priorat wine for at least 3 h before you drink it. Longer decantations greatly improve the wine.

Drink now until 2035.

As for the scores, suffice it to say that the 2005 and the 2012 vintages got 98 points from Robert Parker.

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Appearance

The red wine Clos Mogador has a very bright, intense, high crimson-coloured robe with bluish tinges.

Nose

It is extremely important to let this red wine from Priorat breathe. Then we will find notes of blueberries, redcurrants, blackberries, along with an underlying layer of cinnamon, vanilla, clove, an even deeper layer of wet earth, dry stone and ash, and some enticing overtones of blue flowers, incense and sandalwood. Mr. René Barbier knows how to convey an impressive complexity and a finesse which is out of this world.

Palate

Exuberant, complex, majestic. This Vi de Finca embodies the spirit of its land in the most moving manner one can imagine. Impressive tension, mighty acidity, a superb texture and an overall wild character, enhanced by the trademark, unique Priorat minerality. Having said that, we must bear in mind that this Clos Mogador is still in the making, as its elements are slowly coming together.

Our personal opinion

One of the best wines of our catalogue. The fact that we can make a gem like Clos Mogador 2017 available to our customers is something we consider a privilege.

OTHER VINTAGES

Clos Mogador 2015:

Enterwine 95. Parker 97.

Clos Mogador 2012:

Parker 98. Enterwine 94.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Priorat
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Four hours before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Parker's Score 98
Enterwine's Score 95
Media rating 97
Percentage of variety Garnacha Tinta 45%, Cariñena 29%, Syrah 16%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.
Pairings Alone, Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Duck, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stew, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
Customer Reviews (4)
epic
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One of the world's ultimate red wines, and the least snobbish one.
I raise my hat for you, Mr. Barbier.
Review by JL Austin (Posted on 22/03/2019)
mogador!!
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At this price, I would build a home cellar to store cases of Mogador in order to joyfully drink myself into old age. Review by Young man (Posted on 18/12/2018)
by clos
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How could one find words to describe this beauty? I lack the ability. 6 stars. Review by Astounded (Posted on 25/07/2018)
René the magician
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One of the wines of my life. Not only this. Every single vintage I've tasted of it. Review by Mogador (Posted on 23/02/2018)
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