Description

Clos Mogador is the winery of René Barbier, one of the names with the most weight in this region. Descending from a wine family arriving in the Priorat in the 1980’s, producing one of the most prestigious wines in the whole appellation. This wine is now internationally famous: Clos Mogador. 

Tasting Notes

The flagship and eponymous 2019 Clos Mogador is nothing short of phenomenal. They have done a lot of improvements in the vineyard work since the arrival of Christian, son of René Barbier, who is big-time into regenerative agriculture. They are abandoning barrels and going for more and more foudres (they started the transition in 2011, and in 2020 it was 100% foudre). As I see in other wines from 2019, the wine has lots of everything, stuffing, power and concentration but also balance. This has to be one of the finest vintages ever for Mogador; it’s a compact wine with lots of aging potential. 28,000 bottles produced. It was a year of good quality and quantity. [99 Points, Luis Gutierrez – September 2022, robertparker.com]