1998 Clos Mogador 750ml

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1998 Clos Mogador
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Jancis Robinson | 18

Much more obviously ripe than the 1995 and sweeter. Almost overripe. Tannins very well covered. This wine was still made in Barbier's above-ground premises, before he had excavated his underground cellar.

Drink Dates: 2002-2010
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 94

Perhaps the finest Clos Mogador to date, this inky purple-colored 1998 (40% Grenache, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre and Petit Verdot) boasts a huge nose of blueberries, blackberries, minerals, and vanillin. It is a wine of great purity, intensity, and mass, with extraordinary richness, a blockbuster mid-palate, and a whoppingly long finish. This decadent offering requires a few more years to fully develop.

Drink Dates: 2003-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 136

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Wine Spectator | 91

Rich, deep, and supple as velvet, this inky red is concentrated yet plush, with thick yet graceful flavors of plums, coffee and toast. Accessible now, but it has the muscle to last. 625 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2010
Author: Thomas Matthews


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Score: 94
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/23/2008
Drink Dates: 2005-2012
Excellent, still young but in mature condition. Ready to drink, a classic Priorat.
More Vintages and Sizes of Clos Mogador :

2005 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)

About This Producer


Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador has earned a place at the top of this region's producer list. He extracts juice of great structure and power from his fruit, all with the help of an olive press, which ensures even higher concentration from the already highly concentrated Priorat varietals. Minimal yields of 80-year old Carinena, as well as younger Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, and Syrah are are hand-harvested from the schist soils in the village of Gratallops. Clos Mogador produces limited quantities of three wines: Clos Mogador (35% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and 10% Carinena); Clos Manyetes (70% Carinena, 20% Garnacha, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Syrah); and Clos Nelin Joven (50% Garnacha Blanca, 30% Viognier, and 20% Pinot Noir).


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