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Vertical tasting Clos Mogador 1989 – 2015

December 3, 2017

It is the best way to understand a domain and the evolution of the wine over the years… The 2013 and 2010 ware amazing delicious young wines… and the 2004 & 2003 magic Clos Mogador at maturity!!

2015 Clos Mogador Priorat
Nice nose of red and black cherries, sous-bois, mushrooms… Taste of very primary black fruit, loads of sappy tannin, nice concentration, nice lenght. (94 points)

2014 Clos Mogador Priorat
Nose of cedar, sous-bois, black fruit… high acidity, red berries, tannin a little bit present, maybe a hint of greeness… (93 points)

2013 Clos Mogador Priorat
Huge nose of black fruit and chocolate, very concentrated, almost decadent, cigar box, cèpes de Bordeaux… Taste is loaded with tons of very sappy tannin, huge ripe black fruit, but super refreshing acidity… Lenght of 45 sec!! (97 points)

2012 Clos Mogador Priorat
Average nose a bit closed, black fruit, graphite, sandalwood… Taste is fresh, tannin present, red vibrant fruit, doesn’t have the concentration of the 2013, but more “vin de garde” (96 points)

2010 Clos Mogador Priorat
Wow wow wow, mega huge attractive nose of bacon, roasted meat, ripe red cherries, strawberries… Super delicious, sappy tannin, fresh and ripe red cherries, lenght of 30 sec, killer wine approaching maturity. (97 points)

2005 Clos Mogador Priorat
I remember how spectacular this wine was on release… but now the wine was a bit overripe, hint of cooked, a bit thick and lacking freshness and tension… Still okay wine, but this style doesn’t seem to age well compared to how it showed at release!! (93 points)

2004 Clos Mogador Priorat
Huge nose of bacon, leather, cèpes de Bordeaux, roasted meat… Loads of ripe cherries with refreshing acidity, totally integrated tannins, good lenght of 30 sec, great mogador at maturity!! (96 points)

2003 Clos Mogador Priorat
Very evolved and ripe nose, ripe red cherries, smoked meat… Super meaty, juicy ripe red cherries, loads of silky and ripe tannins, super delicious!! (95 points)

2000 Clos Mogador Priorat
Wow, loads of leather, gamey, sandalwood, very tertiary, delicious!! Super silky, loads of ripe tannin, strawberries, lenght of 30 sec, still at peak with potential at 17 years of age!! (95 points)

1999 Clos Mogador Priorat
Meaty and herbal nose, red cherries, sous-bois, mushrooms… Lighter than other vintages, integrated tannin, red fruit, lenght of 20 seconds! (93 points)

1989 Clos Mogador Priorat
We have opened two bottles of 1989 Clos Mogador and both seemed flawed, high acidity hint of vinegear, searing tannin, no fruit… didn’t improve with aeration… very different from previous bottles that were beautiful… (NR/flawed)


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