Clos Mogador

About Clos Mogador

Found in the village of Gratallops, deep in the heart of the Priorat hills, Clos Mogador was established in the 1970s by the pioneering René Barbier. Its steeply terraced vineyards are perched at a lofty 750 meter altitude, planted with extremely low-yielding vines up to 100 years old. A vast natural amphitheatre of crumbling slate soils, the result of this incredible and rugged terroir is wines which combine power, elegance, complexity and harmonious flavour profiles.

Viniculture

The approach to the land here is a very natural one – mostly organic methods are used - although the estate is not formally certified as such. Interestingly, Barbier uses an olive press instead of a normal wine press to extract the juice - if it works, it works! This gentle but firm extraction results in an even more intense wine from what are already highly concentrated grapes from such low yields.

Clos Mogador is blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Carinyena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A careful approach to oak maturation is taken towards Clos Mogador, with 70% in 2,000 litre oak vats and 30% in 300 litre oak barriques for a period of 18 months. In 2018, a mere 4,500 cases were produced for the entire world.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €437.70
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

The dense purply black colour of this vintage heralds an impressive bouquet which combines spiciness, smokiness and herbs with a nice touch of toast. In the mouth all these impressions are intensified with multiple layers of coffee aromas, chocolate, liquorice and ripe, generous fruit. The silky yet persistent tannins are accompanied with a refreshing acidity. The retro-nasal qualities are powerful and seem to go on for ever. As the wine evolves constantly, it is essential that the wine is decanted and that a superior glass be used to enjoy this exceptional wine. I shall be keeping my allocation in my cellar for at least 8 years and would recommend that this is the minimum period for cellarage in order to enjoy this wine at its prime. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
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Catalunya 6x75cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €437.70
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €615.04
2018

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

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.
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Catalunya 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €615.04
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €350.00
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

The dense purply black colour of this vintage heralds an impressive bouquet which combines spiciness, smokiness and herbs with a nice touch of toast. In the mouth all these impressions are intensified with multiple layers of coffee aromas, chocolate, liquorice and ripe, generous fruit. The silky yet persistent tannins are accompanied with a refreshing acidity. The retro-nasal qualities are powerful and seem to go on for ever. As the wine evolves constantly, it is essential that the wine is decanted and that a superior glass be used to enjoy this exceptional wine. I shall be keeping my allocation in my cellar for at least 8 years and would recommend that this is the minimum period for cellarage in order to enjoy this wine at its prime. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description In Bond: €350.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €497.00
2018

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

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.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €497.00

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