clos mogador, gratallops, priorat 2018
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2018 clos mogador, gratallops, priorat

Why We're Buying

Few Spanish wines have risen to the level of Clos Mogador Priorat. The red wine features carignan and is widely regarded as one of the premier wines of the region. It was Catalonia's first "Vi de Finca," an honor bestowed on domain-bottled single-vineyard wines. Since 2000, this flagship offering has earned an average rating of 97+ from critics at Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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.