Dear Wine Lover,
The Robert Parkers Wine Advocate released recently their new rated wines and one of the highlights was Clos Mogador 2014. Clos Modagor is a wine we always strongly suggest being among our favorite Spanish wine. It has been rated with 98 points stating: There is great harmony on the palate, with very fine tannins and a velvety texture with great seriousness and Clos Mogador needs no introduction; it's the family project of René Barbier, the father of modern Priorat.
Clos Mogador is a project built by René Barbier, a Frenchman, originally from the Cotes-du-Rhone, who settled in Priorat in the 80s. René is the winemaker who has conferred worldwide recognition to Priorat and has enabled this region on the wild hills above Tarragona, near the northeast coast of Spain (south-west of Barcellona) , to become one of the most prestigious vineyards of Spain. The wines of Clos Mogador have become as famous as other mythical wines of the world such as Italy's Sassicaia. It has reached the cult status as "un Grande Vino" on the world's stage and is one of the few Spanish wines which received one of the highest score for a Spanish wine by The Wine Advocate of Robert Parker. René Barbier himself is a pupil of Jean-Claude Berrouet, Winemaker at Château Pétrus. Building on this education, enormous attention is given to every detail at Clos Mogador.
Production is very tiny it is always around 50000 bottles would you like to secure some of the last cases we have available?
75.0 cl Clos Mogador - Bodega Clos Mogador - 2014 CHF 60.00 (CHF 64.60 Vat Incl.)
From 36 bottles or more at CHF 56.00 (CHF 60.30 Vat Incl.)
Magnum (150.0cl) available at CHF 125.00 (CHF 134.65 Vat Incl.)
Robert Parkers Wine Advocate 98 points: The blend of the top-of-the-range and flagship red changes with the vintage. The 2014 Clos Mogador is 49% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from the vineyard that names the wine (and the winery), planted on llicorella slate soils at 350 meters in altitude. Eighty percent of the vines are 25 to 35 years old. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and had a 35- to 45-day maceration, followed by an élevage in 300-liter barrels and 2,000-liter foudres that lasted 18 months. They introduced oak foudres in 2011, which is the big change, and they use less and less barriques now. They are also using more and more Cariñena and Garnacha, but it depends on the vintage. All of the more recent wines have less tannins from the oak and less Cabernet Sauvignon, and they feel more elegant and balanced. There is great harmony on the palate, with very fine tannins and a velvety texture with great seriousness. This will develop at a very slow pace in bottle. They picked the grapes before the rains, and it's a concentrated year with nice extract but very good acidity. 31,000 bottles were filled in late June 2016. Clos Mogador needs no introduction; it's 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 some 50,000 bottled per year.