Clos Mogador 2012

87.00 €

(1 l = 116.00 €)
incl. VAT plus delivery
Shipping weight: 1.6 kg
Still in stock
Delivery time: 3 day(s)

Description

Brilliantly made wine from Priorato

Clos Mogador 2012

Clos Mogador - Rene Barbier

Priorat, Spanien

Wine Advocate #219, 6/2015 (Parker/Gutierrez)

98/100

The 2012 Clos Mogador is nothing short of spectacular. They started in 1999 with some Carinena, and they gradually increased the Garnacha and reduced the Cabernet. 2012 is possibly the vintage of Mogador with less Cabernet, as it didn't behave well in such warm year. Rene Barbier senior tells me it reminds him of the freshness of the 2000 that he generously uncorked for me to compare; they only have a handful of bottles for the old vintages! The nose of this 2012 is still little reticent but not reduced like many vintages in the past, slowly showing a great Mediterranean-Atlantic balance with notes of herbs, wet slate and graphite. The super-elegant palate offers great acidity and freshness with incredibly layered and delineated flavors that have an electric, mineral sensation with tension and really fine tannins. There are no traces of oak and no edges... rugged silk? This is a Mogador for decades. If this is always a bargain for the quality it delivers, it is even more so in 2012!


I had the opportunity to walk the Clos Mogador and Manatees vineyards with proprietor Rene Barbier, the father of modern Priorat. The focus on getting the soils alive and the careful winemaking of Rene Barbier Jr. resulted in the best wines they have produced since they started in 1989. Their wines are always carefully priced and represent good value for Priorat.

Additional product information

Allergy-Note
Contains Sulfites
Alcohol
15,5% vol.
Bottle Size
0,75 Liter
Varietal
Grenache
Country
Spanien
Appellation
Priorat
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