2003 Clos Mogador 750ml

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2003 Clos Mogador

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International Wine Cellar | 91

($75) Dark ruby. Superripe, potent scents of cherry liqueur, candied dates, dark chocolate and fruit cake. Fat to the point of unctuous, with a distinct sweetness to the rich dark fruit-dominated flavors; cedary oaky notes build through the finish, along with vanilla, baking spices and a suggestion of black olive. A bite of licorice root gives focus to the long aftertaste. For all the volume here, this has the balance for cellaring. (Europvin USA, Oakland, CA)

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 128

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Wine Advocate | 94

Clos Mogador is produced by the esteemed Rene Barbier who has hit homeruns in both 2003 and 2004. For starters, the 2003 Clos Mogador, a dark ruby/purple-colored wine, offers an impressive nose of toast and smoke, earth, charcoal, and blue fruits. It is dense, layered, and very concentrated with the structure for 6-8 years of additional bottle age.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: Jay Miller
Issue: 169

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Wine Spectator | 90

Ripe and fleshy, this red offers plum, raisin, mineral and coffee flavors on a generous frame. The finish carries expressive spice and floral notes. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006-2011
Author: Thomas Matthews

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Score: 86
Author: Yayo
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 03/29/2010
Score: 91
Author: grapist
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/20/2009

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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