Clos Mogador

About Clos Mogador

Found in the village of Gratallops, deep in the heart of the Priorat hills, Clos Mogador was established in the 1970s by the pioneering René Barbier. Its steeply terraced vineyards are perched at a lofty 750 meter altitude, planted with extremely low-yielding vines up to 100 years old. A vast natural amphitheatre of crumbling slate soils, the result of this incredible and rugged terroir is wines which combine power, elegance, complexity and harmonious flavour profiles.

Viniculture

The approach to the land here is a very natural one – mostly organic methods are used - although the estate is not formally certified as such. Interestingly, Barbier uses an olive press instead of a normal wine press to extract the juice - if it works, it works! This gentle but firm extraction results in an even more intense wine from what are already highly concentrated grapes from such low yields.

Clos Mogador is blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Carinyena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. A careful approach to oak maturation is taken towards Clos Mogador, with 70% in 2,000 litre oak vats and 30% in 300 litre oak barriques for a period of 18 months. In 2018, a mere 4,500 cases were produced for the entire world.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £235.67
2017

Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £235.67
Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £233.27
2018

Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 4 - Inc. VAT: £233.27
Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £377.27
2015

Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2015 Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, a village Cariñena, is produced with grapes from old vines from a zone in Gratallops where the grape thrives (though the village is better known for Garnacha). It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 300-liter barriques and 2,000-liter foudres for 18 months. Starting with the 2011 vintage, this wine is made with only Cariñena, which comes from a single vineyard that they recently purchased after 15 years of leasing it. And they even bought an additional hectare that they didn't work before, so they will be able to grow a little bit more after 2018. This is always a very fresh wine from a very warm place. It has some graphite and wet slate notes with a marked personality early on. The first Cariñena grapes were picked the first week of September. 4,700 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £377.27
Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £353.27
2018

Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £353.27
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2015 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £333.51
2015

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2015 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This time there were two vintages of the top-of-the-range red to taste, as the 2014 is almost finished and the 2015 Clos Mogador will be released soon. In this warmer vintage, there is a little more Cariñena in the blend, with the final breakdown something like 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This had the same vinification and aging as the 2014: fermentation with indigenous yeasts and a 35- to 45-day maceration, followed by an élevage in 300-liter barrels and 2,000-liter foudres that lasted 18 months. 2015 is a rounder and easier year than 2014, and it feels a little riper, supple but with good freshness. It's clean and precise with nicely integrated oak. This was an easy vintage for the winery, and the wines are easy to understand and more approachable early on. 31,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x300cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £333.51
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x1200cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,138.45
2016

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x1200cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Keeping the classical profile, the 2016 Clos Mogador has been fine tuned, reducing the French grapes, and it matured approximately 18 months in oak foudre and barriques. There is a lively sensation on the palate, vivacious and with very fine tannins. It has a meaty touch and feels really young , despite the long élevage. There is a strong mineral sensation on the palate, something that is a texture and mouthfeel rather than a flavor. This is an unusual, fresh vintage. 29,000 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x1200cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,138.45
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £503.85
2016

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Keeping the classical profile, the 2016 Clos Mogador has been fine tuned, reducing the French grapes, and it matured approximately 18 months in oak foudre and barriques. There is a lively sensation on the palate, vivacious and with very fine tannins. It has a meaty touch and feels really young , despite the long élevage. There is a strong mineral sensation on the palate, something that is a texture and mouthfeel rather than a flavor. This is an unusual, fresh vintage. 29,000 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x500cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £503.85
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £188.96
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (1x150cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

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. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x150cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £188.96
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £360.00
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

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. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £360.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £664.07
2018

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The flagship 2018 Clos Mogador is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented with natural yeasts and showcases their philosophy—slow fermentations with long maceration and long aging. It matured for 18 months in 2,000-liter oak vats and 30% in 300-liter oak barrels. There was a lot of rain in 2018, and the vineyards were extremely happy and everything seemed very easy; in fact, René Barbier told me it was perhaps too easy... It's an atypical year: It has a gentle profile, and the wines are not as concentrated as those from 2013 (the last rainy year before 2018)—they are more elegant and nuanced. This should develop beautifully in bottle. 27,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £664.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £183.00
2017

Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £183.00
Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £181.00
2018

Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat Nelin 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 4 - In Bond: £181.00
Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £301.00
2015

Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2015 Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, a village Cariñena, is produced with grapes from old vines from a zone in Gratallops where the grape thrives (though the village is better known for Garnacha). It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in 300-liter barriques and 2,000-liter foudres for 18 months. Starting with the 2011 vintage, this wine is made with only Cariñena, which comes from a single vineyard that they recently purchased after 15 years of leasing it. And they even bought an additional hectare that they didn't work before, so they will be able to grow a little bit more after 2018. This is always a very fresh wine from a very warm place. It has some graphite and wet slate notes with a marked personality early on. The first Cariñena grapes were picked the first week of September. 4,700 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 4 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £301.00
Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £281.00
2018

Clos Mogador (Barbier), Priorat Manyetes Vi de Vila Gratallops, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain, Red 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £281.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2015 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £269.00
2015

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2015 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

This time there were two vintages of the top-of-the-range red to taste, as the 2014 is almost finished and the 2015 Clos Mogador will be released soon. In this warmer vintage, there is a little more Cariñena in the blend, with the final breakdown something like 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. This had the same vinification and aging as the 2014: fermentation with indigenous yeasts and a 35- to 45-day maceration, followed by an élevage in 300-liter barrels and 2,000-liter foudres that lasted 18 months. 2015 is a rounder and easier year than 2014, and it feels a little riper, supple but with good freshness. It's clean and precise with nicely integrated oak. This was an easy vintage for the winery, and the wines are easy to understand and more approachable early on. 31,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x300cl 3 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £269.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x1200cl)
In Bond: £913.00
2016

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x1200cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Keeping the classical profile, the 2016 Clos Mogador has been fine tuned, reducing the French grapes, and it matured approximately 18 months in oak foudre and barriques. There is a lively sensation on the palate, vivacious and with very fine tannins. It has a meaty touch and feels really young , despite the long élevage. There is a strong mineral sensation on the palate, something that is a texture and mouthfeel rather than a flavor. This is an unusual, fresh vintage. 29,000 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x1200cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £913.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £405.00
2016

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2016 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Keeping the classical profile, the 2016 Clos Mogador has been fine tuned, reducing the French grapes, and it matured approximately 18 months in oak foudre and barriques. There is a lively sensation on the palate, vivacious and with very fine tannins. It has a meaty touch and feels really young , despite the long élevage. There is a strong mineral sensation on the palate, something that is a texture and mouthfeel rather than a flavor. This is an unusual, fresh vintage. 29,000 bottles produced.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x500cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £405.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £153.00
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (1x150cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

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. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Nov 2021

Catalunya 1x150cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £153.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2017

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2017 (6x75cl)

Vincent Gasnier MS ()

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. I wonder whether I will be able to wait that long.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 (VG) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £540.00
2018

Rene Barbier Priorat Clos Mogador 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The flagship 2018 Clos Mogador is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that fermented with natural yeasts and showcases their philosophy—slow fermentations with long maceration and long aging. It matured for 18 months in 2,000-liter oak vats and 30% in 300-liter oak barrels. There was a lot of rain in 2018, and the vineyards were extremely happy and everything seemed very easy; in fact, René Barbier told me it was perhaps too easy... It's an atypical year: It has a gentle profile, and the wines are not as concentrated as those from 2013 (the last rainy year before 2018)—they are more elegant and nuanced. This should develop beautifully in bottle. 27,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2020.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Catalunya 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £540.00

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