Fine Wine

May 2331, 2022
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LOT 231

Lot 231

CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2013 (1) WA 98 CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2015 (1) WA 97 CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2016 (1) WA 98

CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2013 (1) WA 98
CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2015 (1) WA 97
CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2016 (1) WA 98
Lot 231 Details
CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2013 (1)

Catalunya, Spain.
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One of only two Vins de Finca Qualificada from Priorat, the 2013 Clos Mogador is a complex blend of Garnacha and Cariñena with a touch of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. It felt serious and a little backward, terribly balanced with shy notes of peat and graphite emerging with some time in the glass, subtle and complex, slowly revealing nuances of dark cherries, violets, black olives and later some red fruit. The palate is surprising: when I expected it to show its power, it just whispered and danced on my tongue with lively acidity that made it feel a lot lighter than it is. There is depth, elegance and incipient complexity. Here everything is in perfect harmony, with lots of everything, dry extract, acidity, alcohol and tannin, but somehow you don't notice any of it. A remarkable vintage of Mogador. October 2016 WA 98

CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2015 (1)

Catalunya, Spain.
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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. April 2018 WA 97

CLOS MOGADOR PRIORAT 2016 (1)

Catalunya, Spain.
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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. August 2019 WA 98

3 bts.    per lot $300 - $500

Realised: $900
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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