2006 Clos Mogador Proprietary Blend
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

Reg: $124.94

$94.94

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Reg: $124.94

$94.94

5 in stock

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2009
The opaque purple-colored 2006 Clos Mogador has an enticing nose of pain grille pencil lead truffle incense black cherry and blackberry. Full-bodied dense and layered on the palate it has loads of succulent black fruit... The opaque purple-colored 2006 Clos Mogador has an enticing nose of pain grille pencil lead truffle incense black cherry and blackberry. Full-bodied dense and layered on the palate it has loads of succulent black fruit spice box ripe tannin impeccable balance and a lengthy pure finish. Give it 5-7 years of additional cellaring and drink it from 2015 to 2026.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, September 2009
($98; a blend of garnacha cabernet carinena and syrah) Opaque purple. Primary blackberry and boysenberry aromas open with air to display sexy Asian spice and floral character complemented by notes of cola and smoky... ($98; a blend of garnacha cabernet carinena and syrah) Opaque purple. Primary blackberry and boysenberry aromas open with air to display sexy Asian spice and floral character complemented by notes of cola and smoky minerals. Velvety dark berry preserve flavors are framed by supple tannins and become spicier with aeration. The spiciness gains strength on the long sappy focused finish which strongly echoes the cola note. This is livelier than the 2005 2004 or 2003 bottlings.
JJB 96
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2010
Opaque glass-staining red from core to rim. The nose is incredibly complex and shows a wide variety of flavors from bitter chocolate and coffee to pencil lead blackberry liqueur rocks wet leather fresh tobacco with a... Opaque glass-staining red from core to rim. The nose is incredibly complex and shows a wide variety of flavors from bitter chocolate and coffee to pencil lead blackberry liqueur rocks wet leather fresh tobacco with a wafting aroma of dark roses and a hint of vanilla and caramel. Round and lush on the palate this is amazingly dense with a texture that coats the entire palate with black cherries and smooth ripe tannins before its medium length finish. This is impeccably made super-concentrated and should drink well for 15+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Spain
Region Priorat
Vintage 2006
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.