Clos Mogador Priorat 2019


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Region: Priorat, Spain
Grapes: 49% Grenache, 25% Cariñena, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
First Glance: Powerful, Concentrated, Balanced, Age-worthy
Acclaim: 99pts

The Wine:
Clos Mogador is a blend of 49% Garnaxas, 25% Cariñena, 16% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is a 20Ha amphitheatre of crumbling slate. The vines are at 350 metres and are surrounded by mountains up to 1,200 metres high and the vineyard’s lower extremes are adjacent to the Siurana River. 

The Review:
Luis Guttierez, The Wine Advocate - 99pts
"The flagship and eponymous 2019 Clos Mogador is nothing short of phenomenal. They have done a lot of improvements in the vineyard work since the arrival of Christian, son of René Barbier, who is big-time into regenerative agriculture. They are abandoning barrels and going for more and more foudres (they started the transition in 2011, and in 2020 it was 100% foudre). As I see in other wines from 2019, the wine has lots of everything, stuffing, power and concentration but also balance. This has to be one of the finest vintages ever for Mogador; it's a compact wine with lots of aging potential. 28,000 bottles produced. It was a year of good quality and quantity. Drink 2023-2039."