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Clos Saint Jean Deus Ex Machina 2016 (3.0L)

$610.00
SKU:
CSJCPDEMB6D
 ?  Estimated Time of Arrival:
60 days
Available Inventory:
1
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Other Details

Vintage:
2016
Format:
3.0L
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
ABV:
16%
Stock Status:
60 days

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

100 JD / 98 WA

More cured meats, spice, loamy soil notes, and an incredible core of kirsch and currant fruits emerge from the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina. Deep, incredibly concentrated, multi-dimensional and long, it reminds me of the 2007 at this same point in time. This cuvée is always a 60/40 split of Grenache and Mourvèdre, brought up in tank and new demi-muids, and in top vintages, needs 2-5 years of bottle age to really shine, yet I always also fine a certain accessibility given its balance and purity. It’s capable of lasting for two decades. - Jeb Dunnuck 

Bottled just four weeks prior to my visit, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina was showing no ill effects of the process. A blend of 60% Grenache with 40% Mourvèdre, it reveals intriguing notes of crushed stone, pencil shavings, black olives, tar and licorice on the nose. It's so massive and concentrated that it's almost painful to taste yet is seductive at the same time for its rich, velvety texture and incredible length. Somehow it manages all this but appears nimble and light at the same time, easily hiding what must be considerable alcohol. - Joe Czerwinski

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