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2020 Clos Mogador Vi de Vila Gratallops

2020 Clos Mogador Vi de Vila Gratallops

Producer: Clos Mogador

Region: Priorat, Catalonia

Country: Spain

Grapes: 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2020

ABV: 15%

Vivino: 4.4
Drink By: 2038


Occasional Wine Note: This wine has so much going on. Ripe red, black, and blue fruits, savory herbs, hints of minerality, big tannin, and great acidity all so well integrated. Despite all of the challenges that this vintage presented, the winemaker delivered a marvelous example of the great wines you can find in the Priorat region.

  • Wine Advocate

    Critic Score: 97

    The 2020 Clos Mogador comes from a very challenging vintage in Priorat, a year with lots of rain and some fungus problems that are very unusual in the zone, which is usually very healthy. They bought a further four hectares so they could keep the volume despite the difficulties with mildew. The wine is more tannic and a little astringent despite now having any time in barrels anymore; starting this year, it matured exclusively in 2,000-liter oak foudre, and the impact of the wood is milder. A very good result, it's powerful but has good balance. The vintage is more tannic, and the quality of the tannins is not the same as those from 2019, as they couldn't wait for better tannins because of the risk of losing acidity and freshness.

  • Decanter

    Critic Score: 95

    Founded in 1979, the 20ha Clos Mogador lies at 350m altitude , surrounded by mountains up to 1,200m. The vines here grow on slate soils and the 2020 wine is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 29% Cariñena, 16% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented using 30% whole bunches and indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged entirely in 2,000L French oak foudres for 18 months before bottling. Beth Willard: A really dark and intense wine that speaks of the region. High-toned, perfumed notes and raspberry on the nose. Oak is well integrated. Big and rich, but with underlying elegance. Polished and serious. Diana Rollan: Dense and powerful nose with dark fruit, and notes of plum, black cherry, blueberries, sandalwood and dried herbs. Big and bold with pronounced tannins, but round and textured. David Williams: Complex nose with notes of blood orange, black cherry and Mediterranean herbs. Intensity but also drive on the palate; great mineral acidity, freshness.

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