Clos Mogador - Clos Mogador Priorat 2010
Clos Mogador - Priorat 2010 (93 TSW)
Clos Mogador is the masterpiece of René Barbier. It is indeed to this Rhodanian trained in Burgundy and Bordeaux that we owe the existence of this great Spanish wine.
René Barbier is considered the father of “Modern Priorat”, an era which started in the late 1980’s and crystallised into the “Clos” movement. He was the first to have real belief in the area’s potential to produce world-class wines. Barbier was a visionary who brought together and motivated a group of friends to follow a dream, to embark on an adventure and to create a new lifestyle.
This family-run winery, where two generation currently work side by side, was founded in Gratallops in 1979. Their Clos Mogador is the symbol of a revolution, the pure expression of Priorat terroir, and is one of the most highly-respected wines in Spain.
The origins of this vineyard date back to the Romans. The vines enjoy an exceptional microclimate because it is surrounded by mountains of 1,200 meters above sea level. The Clos Mogador is an immense amphitheater of crumbled slates (licorella), bathing its feet in the Siurana river, rich in history and Moorish legends.
Blend of 44% Grenache, 25% Carignan, 15% Cabernet- Sauvignon and 16% Syrah.
18 months in new cask of 300 l. (50% new, 50% of second use)
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep purple red color.
On the medium(+) nose aromas of blackcurrants, cherries and berries with well integrated hints of forest floor, herbs, balsamico, espresso, cedar, vanilla, laurel and leather.
On the palate dry, medium(+) bodied with medium acidity and velvet medium tannins. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a beautiful complex and elegant long aftertaste. Top!