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Priorat Red Blend

Mature well balanced good color should be good for several yrs. — 11 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Gratallops Priorat Red Blend 2019

At Contigo with golf buddies. Full bodied. Mineral. Slate. — 5 months ago

La Vinya del Vuit

Rene & Co 2015

Delectable this is a 100% Carignan made by Clos Mogador. This is actually the back label but the front label makes the wine even less recognisable. At Clos Mogador for a structured tasting - this is the first of 4 wines. Aromatic red and blue fruits - cedar and graphite. A big full bodied wine at 15% ABV - ample earthy tannins but enjoyable to drink now. The acidic soil ( from limestone) - fennel and liquorice notes. My notes had delicious at the end. Carignan needs plenty of sunshine to ripen effectively as it does in Sardinia. — 2 years ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

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Very Interesting Bottle
Bob McDonald

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@Ray Vanderhoff @Peter van den Besselaar I am still in the district and will try to find out the correct name of this Cuvée.
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@Ray Vanderhoff @Peter van den Besselaar Josep from Clos Mogador got back to me and Delectable pretty much got it right. He said “La Vinya del Vuit” 2018. Also known as V8.

Sangenís I Vaqué

Vall Por Priorat Red Blend 2004

ESF
9.3

Purchased at winery: legit Priorato here with that schisty style, took forever to open, disintegrated cork, and I almost lost hope - eventually yielded stunning eclectic & complex nose of dusty minerals, cherry & blackberry compote, medicinal, spice, a hi-toned note, really evolving. Smooth rich luxurious on palate, great density & mouthfeel, tons of minerals & red & black fruit w/just enough acidity to balance it all out. Persistent finish. This isn’t their hi end bottling, and it isn’t Clos Mogador or anything like that, but this is absolutely Priorato with some more life ahead. — 2 years ago

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Clos Mogador

Com Tu Montsant Grenache 2019

Time to explore this Clos Mogador ‘Com Tu’ Garnatxa Negra de la Figuera (2019).

It’s made with 100% Garnatxa Negra (Grenache Noir) grapes coming from the small village of la Figuera in Montsant DO in the broader region of Catalunya, NE Spain.

Montsant DO neighbors and surrounds Prioriat DOQ with similar macro environmental influences (warm, dry, sunny), making it a great place to produce ripe and powerful wines.

Com Tu started as a side project and has since become part of the iconic Clos Mogador portfolio.

This is a quintessential, and elevated, summer barbeque wine! It’s medium ruby with aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy red and black cherry, red plum, boysenberry, stewed strawberry rhubarb, blood orange, dried prune, violet, black licorice, crushed stone, and leather.

It is dry, with medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol (14.5% ABV), medium tannins that are ripe and a medium(+) finish. It’s lovely and could pair well with a variety of grilled or smoked meats and vegetables.

Cheers to Clos Mogador and delicious Garnatxas from around the globe!
— a month ago

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Clos Mogador

Clos Nelin Priorat White Blend 2016

Interesting white blend of Garnacha Blanco, Macabeu and Escayavelles. — 8 months ago

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This is a fabulous white. Tasted at the winery in Priorat mid last year. Hope you enjoyed it.
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I did. It suffered a bit being poured at the end of the night. It should have been decanted. It was also too cold initially.

René Barbier i Sara Perez

Gratallops Partida Bellivisos Priorat Grenache Blanc 2017

The 2017 Gratallops Partida Bellvisos Blanc is a wine from the Priorat couple René Barbier Meyer (Clos Mogador) and Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet). It's a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Trepat Blanco and Viura (Macabeo) from 65-year-old vines. The appearance is coppery white close to rose, but no oxidation. It’s a powerful wine, ripe, spicy and some anise. — 2 years ago

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Clos Erasmus

Laurel Priorat Garnacha Blend 2021

This is a stunning Garnatxa blend from Priorat (Catalonia), Spain!!

It’s comprised of mostly Garnatxa (Grenache), along with Syrah, and, to a lesser extent, Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from three parcels in the sun-soaked village of Gratallops, where Daphne Glorian purchased her first vineyard – Clos Escales – back in 1989 when she founded Clos i Terraces. 🍇

In making this move, she joined equally passionate and pioneering winemakers Álvaro Palacios (L’Ermita) and René Barbier (Clos Mogador) in a rebirth of production practices in the region; as a group (with other similar-minded producers) they altered the trajectory of Priorat’s profile as a source of tip top quality wines rivaling the best on the world stage. 👏🏻

Priorat is one of only two regions carrying the “DOCa” / “DOQ” quality designation (the other is Rioja), subject to various stipulations including regular auditing by a tasting panel. ✅

This particular wine is “Laurel” which is Clos i Terraces’s second wine, next to Clos Erasmus, one of Priorat’s finest and most sought-after wines. Yet it tastes like a flagship wine in and of itself.🫶🏻🫶🏻

It is absolutely beautiful, with a medium ruby hue, medium (+) intensity of ripe and fresh strawberry, red cherry, red plum, violet, black licorice, fennel, clove, baking spice aromas and flavors. It’s dry, with medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol (14% ABV), and medium tannins that are fine-grained. 😆

This wine vinified and aged in a combination of vessels, including, large oak vats, concrete tanks, second and third fill French oak barrels, and clay amphorae, lending to its texture and complexity.👌🏻👌🏻
— a day ago

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I love the direction that Daphne has taken Laurel and I think they need years to really show their full story. Personally, I refuse to refer to it as a “second wine” because it’s really its own expression of Gratallops.
Vanessa

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@Jay Kline I cannot disagree with anything you’ve said. I will however say that despite this wine’s capacity to age, it is drinking well now, in its youth. After decanting, it already showcased complexity marked by a pristine red fruit expression that may not be the same in another 5 - 10+ yrs and that was absolutely lovely to taste. In that sense, we wouldn’t write off tasting it in its youth, as well as with age, to experience its depth of character over its lifespan!

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Dido Montsant Macabeu-Garnatxa Cartoixa Blend 2020

Opened in a family group in Catalunya Spain with no formal notes. Made by the redoubtable Rene Barbier where we having a tour at Clos Mogador this coming Saturday. One of those lovely luscious Mediterranean whites with a skinnsy bitterness with a low acid profile. A blend of Macabeu, Garnatxa Blanc and Cartoixa. Peachy notes in the profile. — 2 years ago

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