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Clos Mogador 2020

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Vintage: 2020
  • WS 93
  • WA 97
  • DEC 95
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    Clos Mogador 2020 Vi De Finca, crafted by winemaker Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador, is an exceptional wine hailing from the esteemed D.O.Q. Priorat appellation. This wine has garnered critical acclaim, and rightly so. With its meticulous winemaking process and unique blend, Clos Mogador has created a true masterpiece.

    Comprising 45% Garnatxa, 29% Carinyena, 16% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine showcases the harmony of these varietals. The vineyards, spread across 20 hectares at an altitude of approximately 350 meters, contribute to the distinct character of this wine.

    In the glass, Clos Mogador 2020 reveals an enchanting deep, dark color that captivates the senses. On the nose, high-toned and perfumed notes greet you, interwoven with hints of raspberry. The integration of oak is seamless, lending complexity to the aromatic profile.

    Diving deeper, the palate reveals the wine’s true power and finesse. Dense and powerful, it exudes a captivating array of dark fruit flavors. Plum, black cherry, and blueberries intermingle, accompanied by delicate nuances of sandalwood and dried herbs. The wine’s big and bold nature is matched by its underlying elegance and textural richness.

    Clos Mogador 2020 embraces pronounced tannins that add structure to the wine, providing a firm backbone. However, these tannins are well-rounded and harmonious, ensuring a smooth and balanced drinking experience. Complexity abounds, with notes of blood orange, black cherry, and Mediterranean herbs dancing on the palate. The wine’s mineral acidity and freshness are exceptional, showcasing its true character.

    Aged for 18 months in 2,000-liter French oak foudres, Clos Mogador 2020 exemplifies the winery’s commitment to quality. This vintage, despite the challenges presented by the weather, has resulted in a truly remarkable wine. The impact of the wood is milder, highlighting the purity of the fruit and the winemaker’s finesse.

    With 97 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 95 points from Decanter, and 93 points from Wine Spectator, Clos Mogador 2020 stands as a testament to the winery’s excellence and the craftsmanship of Rene Barbier. This certified Vi De Finca is a wine aficionado’s delight, offering a captivating sensory journey and a long, harmonious finish.


    37 reviews for Clos Mogador 2020

    1. Patricia Hungate

      Excellent 2017 vintage wines at Priorat wine fair 2019, including Clos Mogador. A must-visit event for wine lovers.

    2. Leah Erickson

      Purple, full-bodied with pronounced tannins and acidity. Rich flavors of cassis, cherry, and plum. Balanced at 15.5% abv. Aging potential of 10 years. Decant for an hour now, but better in 2-3 years.

    3. Michael Lockhart

      Dark purple with boysenberry, raspberry, sweet flowers, and oak scent. Big, well-balanced, and great even without food. Salt finish.

    4. Arlene Fowler

      Well balanced with boysenberry, raspberry, sweet flowers, oak, and SweetTarts. Medium acid. Great without food. Potential cork issue noticed with first two bottles.

    5. David Hurt

      Delicious wine, day two without decanting is exceptional.

    6. Patricia Carroll

      High QPR, worth a case purchase. Drinks up well.

    7. Pearl Wilson

      Bought 12 more bottles, it’s that good.

    8. Cathy Anderson

      Big, savory boysenberry notes in a dark purple wine that improves on day two.

    9. Virginia Harris

      Balanced purple with juicy texture and long finish.

    10. Petra Manheim

      Red blend with 45% garnatxa, 29% carinyena, 16% syrah, and 10% cabernet sauvignon aged for 18 months in oak barrels. High intensity with smoky and ripe red fruit notes. Pleasant in the mouth with mild tannins and hints of wild herbs and thyme. Short finish and low tannins.

    11. Ronald Schwein

    12. Norine Brannon

      Dark color, rich nose with plum, cherry, licorice, and bbq spice. Silky smooth with great tension. Bottle variation.

    13. Thomas Seng

      Notes of dark cherry and vegetal character, but weird plastic nose. Same bottle as Cary’s, which won 1st out of 6.

    14. Dianne Chan

      2017 wine: complex notes of fig, cassis, black plum, blueberry, strawberry, black licorice, candied violets, baking spices, slate, mineral, new leather, and cigar box. Fresh palate, moderate-plus acidity, high alcohol perception, and long finish. Accessible in its youth.

    15. Janet Graf

      Excellent. Different but delicious. Lots of fruit.

    16. Geraldine Moore

      Classic young Priorat wine. Solid.

    17. Patria Brown

      Complex and rich, this “big” Spanish red blends Garnacha and Carienna. Pricey, but worth it for the added complexity.

    18. Walter Mielke

      Fantastic Spanish wine with style, elegance, and complexity. Best to cellar until 2030 or longer.

    19. Ronald Posey

      Savory and big, with boysenberry notes and candied fruits and nuts. Even better on day two. Similar to Old World style SQN. Prefer over modern Bordeaux. Hold.

    20. Lillie Stewart

      95 points Decanter Spain 2021.

    21. Richard Shields

      Chose between Rioja and Priorat, chose Priorat.

    22. Anne Chang

      Fruity, big wine with crushed blackberry aroma. Slightly out of balance with 15+ percent alcohol. Best to cellar and not for pop’n pour.

    23. Betty Dargie

      Intense Priorat with dark fruit, plum, licorice, oak & bell pepper notes. Refined tannins with juicy textures of plum & licorice. Lots of potential if cellared further.

    24. Michael Feyh

      Improved score after one evening of consumption.

    25. Raymond Valdez

      Delicious with smooth tannins. Notes of cherry, currant and spice.

    26. Brent Scott

      Fabulous wine – dense, rich, and modern with sweet tannins that lead to a lengthy conclusion. Ready to enjoy now!

    27. William Mccauley

      Underrated, score should be higher. Big, fruity, balanced. Complex with depth. Salted dark berries, Luxardo, Raspberry Nerds.

    28. Rodney Howell

      Coravin: Raspberry and powerful with elegant and feminine hints. Great for a fine dinner or tasting menu. Less expensive than American comparables at $60. Andremily Grenache is the winner over Clos Mogador.

    29. Jeremiah Tate

      “2017 Clos Mogador – Dark ruby/purple, intense ripe fruit, vivid acidity, velvet structure, 15.5% ABV, 45s finish.”

    30. Ursula Barragan

      Concentrated red fruits with fennel and thyme spices. Full-bodied with hard-hitting tannins. Ultra-smooth drinking, a real spice bomb. Met high expectations.

    31. Ruby Garcia

      Excellent wine, will last. Saving half. Improved on day 2. Complex and perfect with two days decant. 95.

    32. Jimmy Cruz

      Exotic and regal, this wine charms all. Brilliantly made with “Rhône varietals,” not too heavy or tannic. Best in 5-10 years.

    33. Carl Perry

      Fantastic wine with nice fruit, acidity, and balance. Surprisingly approachable at an early age. Excellent with food or for contemplation.

    34. Lana Stengel

      Light, clear ruby wine with explosive floral and herb aromas. Outstanding early complexity with black fruit, anise, chocolate, and citrus. Excellent acidity and light tannins. Cooler style wine for the intermediate term.

    35. Clara Quintero

      Review: Initially thought Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon, but after a few hours, guessed Cabernet Franc. Really liked it.

    36. Patricia Hanson

      Concentrated raspberry liqueur with smoky and savory notes, a hint of salt, and a touch of cough syrup-like funk. A bold and big wine to pair with red meat.

    37. Janina Graban

      Dark fruit with integrated oak, well-balanced. Lacks personality now, but will evolve in 10-15 years. 94+.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 93
    Wine Spectator
    A focused, medium- to full-bodied red, but lively and suave, with sculpted tannins that are well-knit to a fine range of black raspberry puree, medicinal herb, bitter cherry reduction and spiced orange peel flavors. Long and harmonious, with a minerally finish of iron and stone accents. Garnatxa, Carinyena, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
    WA 97
    Wine Advocate
    The 2020 Clos Mogador comes from a very challenging vintage in Priorat, a year with lots of rain and some fungus problems that are very unusual in the zone, which is usually very healthy. They bought a further four hectares so they could keep the volume despite the difficulties with mildew. The wine is more tannic and a little astringent despite now having any time in barrels anymore; starting this year, it matured exclusively in 2,000-liter oak foudre, and the impact of the wood is milder. A very good result, it's powerful but has good balance. The vintage is more tannic, and the quality of the tannins is not the same as those from 2019, as they couldn't wait for better tannins because of the risk of losing acidity and freshness.
    DEC 95
    Founded in 1979, the 20ha Clos Mogador lies at 350m altitude , surrounded by mountains up to 1,200m. The vines here grow on slate soils and the 2020 wine is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented using 30% whole bunches and indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged entirely in 2,000L French oak foudres for 18 months before bottling. Beth Willard: A really dark and intense wine that speaks of the region. High-toned, perfumed notes and raspberry on the nose. Oak is well integrated. Big and rich, but with underlying elegance. Polished and serious. Diana Rollan: Dense and powerful nose with dark fruit, and notes of plum, black cherry, blueberries, sandalwood and dried herbs. Big and bold with pronounced tannins, but round and textured. David Williams: Complex nose with notes of blood orange, black cherry and Mediterranean herbs. Intensity but also drive on the palate; great mineral acidity, freshness.

    What does Clos Mogador 2020 taste like?

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    vanilla, chocolate, coffee

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, blackcurrant, black plum

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice

    Food Pairing with Clos Mogador 2020

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured Clos Mogador 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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