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2008 Clos Mogador (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: René Barbier renebarbier.com   details
Appellation: Priorat - Catalunya - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Carignan - Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$39.81
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: January 1, 2013 , ted kirkpatrick
95 points "Very good to great wine. Opened 4 hours early....poured about 30 minutes early....took about 1 hour more...then..very complex nose...black and red fruit...spice....tobacco...a bit tannic at first...then very smooth and interesting to taste" Best 2013-
rated: November 9, 2012 , WA
93 points "Three recent vintages bought us up to date. The 2008 Clos Mogador has a very fine bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and violet with great delineation and poise. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy, coarse tannins that neatly juxtapose the core of sweet dark fruit. With impressive tension and poise, this is an excellent Priorat for long-term aging. Drink 2014-2022+. Clos Mogador needs no introduction. Rene Barbier was a pupil of Jean-Claude Berrouet and is one of the “founding fathers” in Priorat as part of the “Gratallops group.” I met him for the first time at his home, located at the bottom of a never-ending winding dirt track and surrounded by vines. He was accompanied by his wife and energetic son, also named Rene and married to Sara Perez (see Mas Martinet.) Their 20-hectare dry farmed, vineyard is located on schistous slate and quartz soil (llicorella) and planted with 40% Garnacha (80-year-old vines) , 20% Carinena, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. The wine is raised in Nevers and Allier oak with minimal intervention. Importer: Christopher Cannan; www.europvin.com , except for “Manyetes” (Bryce McNamee., Loest & McNamee; www.boutiquewines.info)" Best 2014-2022
rated: November 9, 2012 , Josh Raynolds, IWC
93 points " By Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 11 Opaque purple. Explosive aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cola, incense and potpourri, with smoke and mineral overtones. Deeply pitched black raspberry and cherry flavors show striking clarity and power, with a zesty mineral quality adding lift and cut. Manages to be both powerful and lithe, and finishes with outstanding thrust and mineral-driven persistence. I've found recent vintages of this wine to be more delineated and agile than those of the early 2000s. 93 points"
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