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2006 Clos Saint Jean - Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina (1.5L)

Wine Spectator 95
Wine Advocate 96
Steven Tanzer 95
Varietal Grenache , Mourvedre
Category Reds
Region France, Rhone Valley
Producer Clos Saint Jean

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2006 Clos Saint Jean - Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina (1.5L)



Clos Saint Jean's cuvée Deus Ex Machina is as bold and powerful a wine as its name suggests. Extremely limited in every vintage, these bottles represent the last of our meager allocation.

Wine Spectator  

"Nearly gushes with raspberry and fig sauce notes, but the ripe, lush fruit is harnessed by a superracy graphite underpinning, which allows notes of mineral, shiso leaf, braised fig and incense to stretch out the long, supersilky finish. Has impressive length and plenty of latent concentration. Best from 2010 through 2030. 540 cases made." James Molesworth

Wine Advocate  

"In 2006, only a handful of other producers in Chateauneuf du Pape hit the heights achieved by Clos St.-Jean with the following wine. The inky/ruby/purple-colored 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina reveals notes of graphite, roasted meats, figs, plums, blackberries, and smoked herbs. The complex aromatic fireworks are followed by a full-bodied, rich, meaty wine with gorgeous purity, depth, and length. This cuvee should age effortlessly for two decades or more. How Vincent Maurel and Philippe Cambie were able to produce such stupendous wines in 2006 is remarkable. Readers should hasten to buy this wine ASAP!" Robert Parker

International Wine Cellar  

"Glass-staining ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet of fresh red and dark berries, potpourri, incense and licorice. Completely saturates the palate with sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors, picking up anise and lavender pastille qualities with air. For a wine with this kind of palate impact there's remarkable finesse and clarity. Red berry and floral notes echo endlessly on the long, sappy finish." Josh Raynolds

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
All pricing and availability subject to change.