2001 Clos Mogador Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L

  • WA 98
  • WS 95
  • IWC 91

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2004
Simply sensational this inky/purple-colored 2001 boasts gorgeous blueberry and raspberry liqueur characteristics intertwined with crushed stone lilac and subtle background espresso/toasty new oak notes. Powerful... Simply sensational this inky/purple-colored 2001 boasts gorgeous blueberry and raspberry liqueur characteristics intertwined with crushed stone lilac and subtle background espresso/toasty new oak notes. Powerful concentrated and multilayered with tremendous purity and intensity this prodigious effort is one of the candidates for wine of the vintage in Priorat. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2003
Suave sophisticated rich and concentrated but remains balanced and polished with bright blueberry and blackberry flavors supported by toasty vanilla-scented oak. A modern wine with great structure and harmony. Best after... Suave sophisticated rich and concentrated but remains balanced and polished with bright blueberry and blackberry flavors supported by toasty vanilla-scented oak. A modern wine with great structure and harmony. Best after 2005. 1800 cases made. (TM)
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2004
($70) Saturated ruby. Primary crushed raspberry and currant fruit aromas complicated by minerals milk chocolate mushroom and tobacco. Then highly concentrated and a bit muscular in the mid-palate with a slightly porty... ($70) Saturated ruby. Primary crushed raspberry and currant fruit aromas complicated by minerals milk chocolate mushroom and tobacco. Then highly concentrated and a bit muscular in the mid-palate with a slightly porty dried fruit quality. Offers compelling sweetness in the mouth but finishes with substantial somewhat drying tannins. This wine was outclassed by the more vibrant stylish Clos Martinet tasted alongside it but based on other reports I've seen on this wine it's possible that my sample of Mogador was less than perfect. (It must be noted that I have seen some references to bottle variation on this wine. ) (Europvin/Christopher Cannan Selections; The Boutique Wine Collection Philadelphia PA) 91 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Vintage 2001

Label

The prestigious Clos Mogador flagship release became Catalonia’s first officially recognized “Vi de Finca” or “estate wine”. Additionally it bears distinction as a D.O.Ca Priorat, which guarantees that all grapes used to make the wine have been sourced exclusively from a single vineyard for at least five years.

A proprietary blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, it bides its time in carefully selected French oak barrels. Clos Mogador is made with affection and dedication, attentively following the traditional artisan methods of the world’s best ‘Grands Cru’ wines.

Winery

Clos Mogador

The wines of Clos Mogador have become as famous as other mythical wines of the world such as Italy's Sassicaia and Bordeaux's Chateau Margaux. Located in Gratallops in the heart of the Priorat hills, the estate is owned by Rene Barbier, descendent of a renowned family of French winemakers and one of the founders of the Priorat revolution. He was the first of a group of pioneers who made the “New Priorats” and has worked successfully towards recovering the region’s unique terroir.

In 1979, Barbier purchased a small plot of vineyard in the village of Gratallops which he planted with Grenache and Carignan, along with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This was the beginning of his Clos Mogador project. A few years later, he purchased a further 20 hectares in the guise of Manyetes (Vi de Vila de Gratallops) and Nelin (a white wine). Forever obsessed by terroir, Barbier strives to reveal the classic characteristics of this wine region and confesses that he has a weakness for Grenache.

The vineyard site for Clos Mogador is a vast amphitheater of crumbling slate, surrounded by mountains up to 1200 meters high, while the vineyard’s lower extremes are caressed by the Siurana River.