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René Barbier i Sara Perez

Dido Montsant Macabeu-Garnatxa Cartoixa Blend 2020

Opened in a family group in Catalunya Spain with no formal notes. Made by the redoubtable Rene Barbier where we having a tour at Clos Mogador this coming Saturday. One of those lovely luscious Mediterranean whites with a skinnsy bitterness with a low acid profile. A blend of Macabeu, Garnatxa Blanc and Cartoixa. Peachy notes in the profile. — 25 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend 2013

See previous Delectable note. I love this style of wine - also a great back story. Black cherry, red licorice, dried plum - ripe and intoxicating on the nose. Slaty, minerally even gravelly yet full bodied and savoury with plush rich fruit, Mediterranean herbs like fennel. You need to taste this wine while watching the Documentary, “Dreaming of Wine “ about the pioneers of the revival of Priorat, like Rene Barbier, the creator of Clos Mogador which I am sipping while watching. Makes me want to buy more Priorat. We are planning a visit there in May this year. 49% Garnacha, 25.% Carinena, 16% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. — 3 months ago

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Nope we were staying in Gratallops and took a chance - just wandered over & ended up spending several hours with Rene
Andrew Holod

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I loved this wine when it was first released in the mid-late nineties. I held near a case of the 2002 and 2003 but found that, at that time the wines felt less balanced with bottle age and the alcohol dominated. I understand that the style has evolved, with less extraction, less ripeness and less new wood, so I'm glad to see that more recent vintages are aging so well.
Bob McDonald

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Thanks for your insights Andrew. I’m just considering a purchase from Montsant, the near northern neighbour to Priorat.

René Barbier i Sara Perez

Priorat Gratallops Partida Bellivisos Grenache 2008

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9.3

Purchased at winery: still a baby, tightly wound & inky, ultimately yielded liqueur like dark fruit & minerals. Big & luscious on mid-palate, gobs of flavor, impeccable balance & polish. This has a long life ahead. — a month ago

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René Barbier i Sara Perez

Gratallops Partida Bellivisos Priorat Grenache Blanc 2017

The 2017 Gratallops Partida Bellvisos Blanc is a wine from the Priorat couple René Barbier Meyer (Clos Mogador) and Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet). It's a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Trepat Blanco and Viura (Macabeo) from 65-year-old vines. The appearance is coppery white close to rose, but no oxidation. It’s a powerful wine, ripe, spicy and some anise. — 3 months ago

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René Barbier

Mediterranean White Blend

Dreaming of Mediterranean afternoons in Spain sun, this wine can bring you there. — 2 years ago

Clos Mogador

Clos Nelin Priorat White Blend 2019

At the Clos Mogador tasting at the winery yesterday. The fact that it was 3rd in the lineup after 2 full bodied reds was no accident This full bodied delicious white more than held its own. A golden yellow in colour - fermented on skins in a combination of vessels including clay amphora. Could be drunk now or last for 20 years. Rene Barbier recently opened a 2000 for the staff and it was stunning Josep said. Notes of dried peaches and tangerine peel. Very mineral. Dense on the palate with great weight. 85% Grenache Blanc with 15% many other varieties. — 21 days ago

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Cool. Definitely don’t see that every day@Bob McDonald
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@Peter Sultan Worth seeking out Peter. Should be available in the USA.

Christian Barbier

Deunido Montsant Garnacha

Natural Montsant. Unfiltered 100% Garnatxa from La Figuera. Fermented and aged for 5 months in stainless steel. Juicy dark fruit. Pine. Earthy notes. Bright, easy to drink — 2 years ago

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Venus La Universal

Venus Tarragona-Falset 2015

Flagship wine from Venus La Universal, one of Montsant’s most exciting producers, led by husband and wife team René Barbier (Clos Mogador) and Sara Pérez (Mas Martinet). Elegant blend of Garnatxa (50%), Cariñena/Carignan (40%) and Syrah (10%) from organically farmed vineyards on clay-calcareous soils between Marçà and Guiamets, in Southern Catalonia. Juicy, sensual. Red fruit and balsamic notes. — 3 years ago

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