2005 Clos Mogador Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2008
The 2005 Clos Mogador is the first wine in Spain entitled to the new classification of "Vi de finca Qualificada". The estate is 20 hectares composing a single vineyard. The Garnacha wines are 80+ years of age while the... The 2005 Clos Mogador is the first wine in Spain entitled to the new classification of "Vi de finca Qualificada". The estate is 20 hectares composing a single vineyard. The Garnacha wines are 80+ years of age while the other varieties (Carinena Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah) have been planted since the early 1980s. Average yields are under 10 hectoliters per hectare and only 2000 cases are produced. The winery has never purchased outside fruit. The wine is deep purple-colored with a superb bouquet of toasty oak pencil lead mineral blackberry and black cherry. This leads to an opulent dense packed structured wine with 6-8 years of aging potential. Super-concentrated sweetly-fruited and complex this tour de force of a wine will drink well from 2012 to 2040.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Vintage 2005

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.