2018 Clos Mogador (750ml) Pre-Arrival15 0 0 0
Clos Mogador is 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 only about 50,000 bottles per year.
"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." 98 points - Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate, Dec. 2020)