Clos Mogador - Gratallops Priorat 75cl 75cl
Winery: Clos Mogador
Grapes: 49% Garnacha, 29% Carignan, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Spain / Catalunya / Priorat
Wine Style: Spanish Priorat Red
Alcohol Content: 15,5 %
Description: The 2017 Clos Mogador is a coupage of 46% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 15% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on exposed slate terraces which give the wine that renowned pure minerality for which Priorat is famed and which René father and son’s vinification techniques bring to perfection. I have yet to find a wine that encapsulates a “terroir” so perfectly with that subtle fusion of fruits and nature.
The dense purply black colour of this vintage heralds an impressive bouquet which combines spiciness, smokiness and herbs with a nice touch of toast. In the mouth all these impressions are intensified with multiple layers of coffee aromas, chocolate, liquorice and ripe, generous fruit. The silky yet persistent tannins are accompanied with a refreshing acidity. The retro-nasal qualities are powerful and seem to go on for ever.
As the wine evolves constantly, it is essential that the wine is decanted and that a superior glass be used to enjoy this exceptional wine. I shall be keeping my allocation in my cellar for at least 8 years and would recommend that this is the minimum period for cellarage in order to enjoy this wine at its prime.