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Val D Argan El Mogador Essaouira Blanc 2006

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"The opaque purple-colored 2006 Clos Mogador has an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, truffle, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, dense, and layered on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, spice box, ripe tannin, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, pure finish...95" WA 6/09

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Snooth User: tapdesuro
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/21/2012

21/12/2012 Amb una llonça de bou de Bodega El Capricho. Color picota capa alta amb vora violeta, brillant. En nas fruïta vermella madura, balsàmics, vendrá humida, terra, minerals. En boca fruïta, mineralitat, bona tanins i acidesa. La prospera vegada dedicar reposar una hora i veure en 2-3 hores.


Snooth User: iarchibald
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2009

Without a doubt the most memorable wine I've ever experienced - extremely well balanced and soft, velvety-rich blackberry, with graphite. Lasted in the mouth and nose for days, perfectly imprinted. exquisite!


Snooth User: sfunk
1049738
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/10/2008

Delicious! Hints of....


Snooth User: vindood
197797143
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/22/2009

93 points from Robert Parker: `Clos Manyetes is owned by Rene Barbier of Clos Mogador. The 2004 Manyetes offers an expressive but brooding aromatic profile with mineral, smoke, blueberry, and black currant liqueur. Larger in scale than the 2003, with more mouth-filling fruit, it is beautifully balanced and nearly seamless. There is tannin to lose but it can barely be noticed. Give this top effort 2-3 years to evolve and drink it through 2017.` 91 points Stephen Tanzers' International Wine Cellar: `Ruby-red. Powerful dark berry and plum aromas are complicated by dried rose, licorice, espresso and cured meat. Fat and oily, with deeply concentrated blackberry and bitter cherry pit flavors, solid tannins and bright mineral lift. Youthfully taut but there's very impressive material and balance here.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 10/13/2009

Nice one!


Snooth User: JonasH
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 11/17/2009

Deep purple color, still very young. Taste of red fruits, violets, some caramel possibly. Still very closed but very promising, should be drunk about 2013 for full pleasure, but will be great another 5 years at least.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/05/2013

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Val D Argan El Mogador Essaouira Blanc

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/29/2014

The 2011 Clos Mogador feels ripe serious and young. Rene Barbier likes to pick ripe grapes but without any raisins making it into the vats. The wine is a blend of the different grapes in his Clos Mogador vineyard (it


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 05/11/2012

Rene Barbier (Junior) kindly put together a blend of the five barrels that will go to constitute the 2010 Clos Mogador. It has a stricter, fresher bouquet than the 2009, with great minerality and sparkling precision. The palate is medium-bodied with ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Priorat in Spain. 2010 Clos Mogador 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/27/2012

The 2009 Clos Mogador has a more opulent, luscious bouquet than the 2008, with lifted, high-toned floral fruit (iodine, star anise and sloe) and a smudge of warm alcohol. The palate is full-bodied with succulent, gamey dark fruits and an underlying e... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Priorat in Spain. 2009 Clos Mogador 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

The 2009 Clos Mogador has a more opulent luscious bouquet than the 2008 with lifted high-toned floral fruit (iodine star anise and sloe) and a smudge of warm alcohol. The palate is full-bodied with succulent gamey dark fruits and an underlying earthiness that should develop with bottle age. It exudes fine tension and poise and is very expressive on the structured finish which will mellow nicely. Clos Mogador needs no introduction. Rene Barbier was a pupil of Jean-Claude Berrouet and is one of the "


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/17/2011

The 2009 Clos Mogador was tasted from a barrel sample. Asian spices, tapenade, incense, licorice, espresso, and blackberry aromas inform the nose of this structured, dense plush, powerful yet elegant offering. It is beautifully proportioned with exce... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Priorat in Spain. 2009 Clos Mogador 1500ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 10/26/2011

The red wines begin with the flagship 2008 Clos Mogador. It is made up of 40% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Dense purple in color, it sports an expansive bouquet of liquid minerality, wood smoke, game, Asian spices, truffle, and blackberry. Opulent on the palate with layered fruit and precision balance, this loaded Priorat provides a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2023. Opaque purple. Explosive aromas of red and dark berry preserves, cola, incense and potpourri, with smoke and mineral overtones. Deeply pitched black raspberry and cherry flavors show striking clarity and power, with a zesty mineral quality adding lift and cut. Manages to be both powerful and lithe, and finishes with outstanding thrust and mineral-driven persistence. Ive found recent vintages of this wine to be more delineated and agile than those of the early 2000s. Firm and fresh, this focused red delivers ripe, pure cherry and red plum ...


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

With the fruit purity and strength of fine Priorat this blend of garnacha cariqena syrah and cabernet feels clean and honest. Its black fruit and exotic spice flavors are accompanied by lively acidity and tension that lasts through the finish leaving a fresh memory slightly floral. Wine & Spirits.


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"The opaque purple-colored 2006 Clos Mogador has an enticing nose of pain grille, pencil lead, truffle, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, dense, and layered on the palate, it has loads of succulent black fruit, spice box, ripe tannin, impeccable balance, and a lengthy, pure finish...95" WA 6/09

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