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 Vintage2000 Label 1 of 83 
TypeRed
ProducerClos Mogador (web)
VarietyRed Blend
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountrySpain
RegionCatalunya
SubRegionn/a
AppellationPriorat

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2005 and 2016 (based on 18 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Clos Mogador on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.2 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 64 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by budman on 9/25/2015 & rated 93 points: Continues to improve!! (491 views)
 Tasted by MicklethePickle on 7/15/2015 & rated 93 points: Perhaps the best Spaniard I have ever had. ('62 Gran Coronas was pretty damn good though.) Gorgeous medium ruby. Lovely legs. The nose on this is very special. Very precise red fruit aromas, fresh, complex, lovely, focused. Sublime. Cherry. All tannins resolved, yet still full-bodied, rich, fairly thick, with a clipped but fine finish. Maybe a little one-dimensional, but flavory and enjoyable. This was popped and poured, and great right out of the gate. 4-14-16-9: 93/100. (603 views)
 Tasted by andtheodor on 6/10/2015 & rated 93 points: Tasted blind. Smells like Priorat. Licorice, berry, ozone, intense spice. Ripe and juicy but clean and delineated. Piercing clove character, tough tannin almost lend a carbon aspect. Some alcohol too. I actually thought this was my 2003 Mogador I had volunteered for sacrifice. (751 views)
 Tasted by robmatic on 6/6/2015 & rated 91 points: Still pretty tannic and not very evolved, but juicy acidity highlights the dense dark fruits, and pronounced menthol and mineral aromas never dissipate. Still needs some time. (652 views)
 Tasted by KenPlace on 7/26/2014 & rated 92 points: Decanted for 2.5 hours. Somewhat closed nose that really did not express itself until 1 hour after started drinking. Good structure, but still relatively young (very few secondary characteristics). Try again in 3 years. (1558 views)
 Tasted by Dough Boy on 3/8/2014 & rated 88 points: Broke out the 98, 99, 00 ad 01 vintages of this wine, and I have to say it was the most disappointing vertical I've ever tasted. None of these wines showed well. All were on some level bitter and tannic without the wonderful fruit and power I have experienced in prior tastings of these wines. (1741 views)
 Tasted by bon vivant on 1/18/2014: Fantastic bottle, fresh, and just starting to get into secondary development. Dark fruit, complex, great balance and finish laden with length and old vines minerality. Got better after several hrs decant. A long term player. (1693 views)
 Tasted by BodegaSpanishWine on 11/16/2013 & rated 94 points: Extremely well-balanced and smooth. (1905 views)
 Tasted by hernandezt on 10/18/2013 & rated 92 points: Drinking beautifully right now! Opened the bottle for three hours before dinner, poured one ounce in a glass and three hours later compared it to the bottle pour, and the bottle pour is much more expressive! (2042 views)
 Tasted by Philippe_C on 6/15/2013 & rated 94 points: Beautiful mature priorat with a nose of cedar, dark cherries, sandalwood, hint of volatile acidity... Loads of ripe red cherries, nice ripe tannins from the Cabernet (1878 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 3/24/2013 & rated 92 points: Mmm, solid wine. Incredibly dark. Crushed berries. Tobacco. Intense acidity. Mineral finish. Very fresh. Barely evolved. (2780 views)
 Tasted by Burre on 4/14/2012 & rated 93 points: Very good. Earhy tones, that are similar to a typical Barolo without the truffel... Silky tannins, drinking well now, but should drink well another five years. (2724 views)
 Tasted by jeff nowak on 10/13/2011 & rated 87 points: 14.5% alcohol. not decanted. 40% grenache, 35% cabernet, 20% syrah, 5% merlot/mourvedre/pv. double blind to the group. cherry and tannins. could do with some prep air. mildly rustic. not awful, but not a great showing. one taster felt it was oxidized/over the hill. i'm not on board with that opinion, yet clearly below performance in 9/08. (3266 views)
 Tasted by LWI on 9/16/2011 & rated 90 points: Districts and Producers in Spain (My House): Some perfume – in a good way, lots of dark fruit, spicy, dark chocolate; similar in the mouth, some alcohol shining through at the end. Good wine, but a bit too massive for my taste. (3355 views)
 Tasted by gthelen on 7/31/2011 & rated 95 points: Drank with paella dinner after a 2 hour decant. Great power and depth, which further evolved over next few hours. Should last a while. Drink or hold. (2717 views)
 Tasted by pgm on 5/16/2011 & rated 94 points: Stony licorice scents over pure plum and currant and raspberry on the nose. Even with 11 years on it, there's still an amazing purity of fruit on the palate (black raspberry and more plum). The finish is where it shines though, with a bright but dense attack of fruit, anise, and stony minerals. Love it, and I'd guess it has a long and illustrious future. (2634 views)
 Tasted by Vini Ciclismo on 4/2/2011 & rated 95 points: deep dark core, red rim, no brick.
wonderful bright violets and red berries. licorice, sweet and long, very impressive, no age.
deeply flavoured, very rich, plummy, licorice, anise, black fruits, blueberry jam lingers, lovely, sweet and dark. (695 views)
 Tasted by andtheodor on 2/16/2011 flawed bottle: Tasted blind. Dark, big, broad, saturating. Soy, smoke, incense, mineral nose with some unusual funk. Great spice and structure. Silky dark fruit finish. Very good but emerging TCA taint with air. (2538 views)
 Tasted by robmatic on 2/9/2011: Slightly corked but drinkable. Really great richness and texture, with excellent depth. Too bad about the taint, kinda ruined it. (2590 views)
 Tasted by winemaker on 1/25/2011 & rated 93 points: This is an excellent wine. Drinking very well tonight. I love the smell of the rocks where this wine is grown. Still very dark red. Intense taste of red fruiits, firm tannins with balancing acidity. Long finish. Terrific minerality to complement the fruit. This will hold for several years to come. (2626 views)
 Tasted by last chance on 4/29/2010 & rated 88 points: The nose had aromas of dark fruits, and a spicy coffee note. The nose was pretty cool, but I didn't think the palate was quite a match. The palate had flavors of redder fruits, mostly raspberry, with some accompanying flavors of brown spices and oak. This was my first tasting of a Priorat, but the others in the group were much more familiar with the appellation. It was a lighter bodied wine than most of the others we tasted this evening, and both of the other tasters were a little disappointed in this showing. This wasn't a wow wine for me either. (3051 views)
 Tasted by cadamson on 12/13/2009 & rated 91 points: Pretty enjoyable wine. Modern yet rustic. Good cab notes especially. Did not have detailed notes (basically dark fruit, some floral notes), and wish I could have spent more time with it, but certainly a well done effort, making me look forward to the 2001. (3481 views)
 Tasted by Jack on 12/10/2009 & rated 93 points: Just a little rustic with great fruit and depth. Even better on day 2. (3474 views)
 Tasted by winemaker on 10/29/2009 & rated 92 points: Delicious. Drinking well now. I think it is on its plateau. (3546 views)
 Tasted by honest bob on 10/1/2009 & rated 91 points: Massive deposit in bottle. Closed aromatically and on palate. After 1 hour: full sweet and broad swathe of dark fruits, vanilla, oak... on the verge of being exciting, but remains four-square. 91P (3062 views)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, July/August 2003, IWC Issue #109
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Clos Mogador

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Red Blend

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Spain

Vinos de España - Wines of Spain (Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior) | Wikipedia

Spain is the third largest wine producing nation in the world, occupying the majority of the Iberian Peninsula with vast diversity in climate, culture, and of course, wine. From inky, dark reds of the [Priorat] to dry, white Finos from Andalusia, Spain can easily boast of elaborating a wide variety of notable styles. Within Spain there are currently 62 demarcated wine regions, of which a handful have gained international recognition: [Rioja], Priorat and [Ribera del Duero]. Yet these regions are only a small sample of the high quality wines Spain produces. Regions such as Cava, Penedes, Somontano, Galicia, Rueda and Jerez are only a few of the numerous regions worthy of exploration throughout Spain. Spain can also lay claim to having the most land under vine in the world, growing up to, by some accounts, 600 indigenous varietals of which Tempranillo is their most well known. Other popular varietals include [Garnacha], Bobal and Monastrell for reds and for whites; the infamous Palomino Fino grape which is used in the production of sherry wine, Pedro Ximenez in Montilla Morilles, Albarino used in the creation of the bright, effervescent wines of Galicia, and Verdejo in Rueda. - Source: - Catavino.net

Spain is not in the forefront of winemaking for its dessert wines, other than for its sweet wines from Sherry country including the highly revered Olorosos and Amontillados. But apart from Sherry Spain has a range of styles of dessert wines, ranging from the those made from the Pedro Ximenez grape primarily in Jerez and Montilla-Moriles) to luscious, red dessert wines made in the Mediterranean from the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. Some good Moscatels are made in Mallorca, Alicante and Navarre. The northwest corner of Spain, Galicia, with its bitter Atlantic climate, is even making dessert wines, called “Tostadillos” in the village of Ribadivia (similar to France’s “Vin de Paille”). The Canary Islands have made interesting dessert wines for centuries (they are mentioned by Shakespeare, for example) and in recent years the quality of winemaking has been improved and the Canary Islands wines are being better marketed now. The winemaking styles for “Vinos Dulces” are also diverse, from “Late Harvest” (Vendimia Tardía) to “Fortified Wines” (Fermentación Parcial). Based on in-spain.info.

Priorat

About 100 kilometers from Barcelona, Priorat originated as a distinct recognized wine region in 1932, and was approved in 1954.

 
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