Rene Barbier Clos Mogador Priorat DOCa 2014Rene Barbier
Origin: Priorat, Spain
Varietal: Garnacha and Cariñena with a touch of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos Mogador is adorned with a deep dark ruby colour. In the first instance it presents on the nose animal scents, then it releases notes of fermentation, and finally develops a superb fruitiness. On the palate, we also find this intense fruitiness with great breadth! The tannins are starting to "become velvety": weakly astringent on the finish, they are perfectly integrated. A beautiful wine, full of promises but still evolving. Therefore, it is necessary to decant it for a few hours before serving!
Rene Barbier is one of the legends of Spanish wine, having been instrumental in putting Priorat on the map in the mid 1980s. Prior to this, the wines of the area were known for their rusticity, but this was transformed by Barbier and his fellow members of the so called "Gang of Five", who presented sleek, modern and fresh wines to the world. Clos Mogador was one of these, and is still as good as ever; flavours of blueberry, plum, blackcurrant, spice and a lovely mineral note often to the fore.