Winery/Brand: Clos Mogador
Wine Advocate: 95
Wine Spectator: 90
Anotnio Galloni: 90
Type: Red Wine
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan
Production: 1900 cases
WA=95 The 2000 is slightly sweeter and lower in acidity than the 1999. It is an opaque purple-colored, full-bodied, dense effort revealing notes of black fruits, liquid minerals, and flowers. There are layers and layers of richness, tremendous opulence, and impressive purity as well as persistence. Wait 2-3 years before popping a cork on the 2000, and then enjoy it over the following 12-15 years. This is a knock-out wine!
AG=90 Medium ruby. Currant, chocolate, nuts, and tobacco leaf on the nose; very cabernet. Dense and chunky, with reticent flavors of raspberry, redcurrant, violet, and menthol. Finishes with substantial sweet but rather clenched tannins and very good length.
WS=90 Solidly built and thick, with firm, ripe tannins and ripe, roasted flavors of plum and cherry. Not showy, but balanced and clean. Best after 2004. 1,900 cases made.