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Characteristics MOGADOR   1998
Type of wine:   reserve
Origin of grapes:   estate only CLOS MOGADOR
Distribution:   International and national (Europe, E.U., China, Japan, Australia…)
Appellation:   DOCa. Priorat
Ethanol:   14,5 %
Tartaric acidity:   5,3 g/l
Volatile acidity:   0,67 g/l
Total sulphur dioxide:   71 mg/l
Total free sulphur dioxide:   16 mg/l
Reducing suegras:   2 g/l
Type of botlle:   bordeaux
Jean-Luc Le Du. Head Sommelier at Restaurant Daniel, New York MOGADOR   1998

Clos Mogador 1998 is a blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% of more than 40 year old Carignan.

It is a profound, opaque ruby red with a hint of purple.

The first sensation is of tiny wild berries such as blackberry, blackcurrant mixed with “garrigue” or dried herbs and olive paste. All these aromas are typical of the best Mediterranean wines. The Cabernet suddenly opens up and fills the nose with a magnificent balance of Virginia tobacco and toasted aromas (black coffee).

In the mouth, the first impression is that of ripeness. This wine has perfect body and literally explodes on the palate. This is when one discovers an enchanting balance between the sweet tannins and a sensation of great freshness which comes in part from the slate of the region’s terroir (“llicorella”).

This wine completely fills the mouth whilst maintaining its elegance. The finish lasts for more than a minute and seems to say “au revoir” until next time with a final hint of blackcurrant jam.

Tasting Suggestions: Decant the wine before drinking and serve at cellar temperature (around 16-17ºC) as is custom in Priorat. To your health!