2018 Clos Mogador Priorat

Priorat, Spain

Another tremendous release of one of Spain's most prestigious wines - a Grenache-based powerhouse.



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This should develop beautifully in bottle.

98 Points - Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate)

About the Wine

Mogador the Bold - this famous Spanish red is more refined this days but it is nonetheless a rich, brash wine. Grenache and Carignan do most of the heavy lifting, with Shiraz and Cab Sauvignon in supporting roles.

Lively red and black fruits, some liquorice/aniseed, and cinnamon spice- this is a brooding, old man of a wine, with a youthful soul.

Clos Mogador now carries the new 'Vi de Finca Qualificada' for great single vineyard wines, the first producer in Spain to receive this qualification.

About Clos Mogador

Clos Mogador is one of Spain's, and in particular, Priorat's most important wines. This iconic label is the brainchild and life's work of one man and his family, Rene Barbier. Barbier was born in nearby Tarragona in 1950, and is a direct descendent of a line of French winemakers dating back to the 1200s. Just as his ancestors had done before him, he has spent his life working in the wine world.

His scope of experience stretches from working the vineyards to marketing the product and finally to life as a vigneron. In 1979, he acquired his first vineyard in Priorat and set about crafting his first wine from the region, the great Grenache blend that would become Clos Mogador. A little later on came his other famous cuvees, Nelin, Manyetes and Espectacle del Montsant.

Rene, along with a couple of other pioneers, were responsible for announcing the emergence of Priorat wine onto the global stage, making them now some of Spain's most sought-after wines.

Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador
Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador
Priorat, Spain
Additional Info

From the Producer

Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon bide their time in carefully selected French oak barrels and only reappear when the moment is right, full of promise and hidden joy. This is by no means an industrial process. The few bottles of Clos Mogador are made with affection, attentively following in the ‘Grands Crus’ traditional artisan methods. Uncork a bottle of Clos Mogador, sit back, relax and enjoy the moment. Salut!

Blend : Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2039
Bottle Size : 750ml

The legendary Rene Barbier
The legendary Rene Barbier
Priorat, Spain
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Wine Advocate

"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." - Luis Gutierrez (Wine Advocate)


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