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2010 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP100
  • RR100
  • WS96
  • IWC96

Reviews

RP100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
Deeper and richer, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina has been nothing short of perfection on the 3-4 times I’ve been lucky enough to try it. Muscular and powerful, with a serious, full-bodied profile, it gives... Deeper and richer, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina has been nothing short of perfection on the 3-4 times I’ve been lucky enough to try it. Muscular and powerful, with a serious, full-bodied profile, it gives up incredible aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, beef blood and loamy earth. Like most 2010s at this stage, it’s backwards and dense, and needs to be forgotten for another couple of years. This beauty will have 2-3 decades of overall longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck
RR100
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2012
As good but in a more powerful rich style the 2010 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. While the Mourvedre is aged in smaller barrels the Grenache is aged... As good but in a more powerful rich style the 2010 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. While the Mourvedre is aged in smaller barrels the Grenache is aged only in tank. It deliver a thrilling bouquet of kirsch blackberry liqueur garrigue roasted meat and licorice (among other things) that flows to an exceedingly concentrated full-bodied 2010 that is brilliantly textured perfectly proportioned and incredibly structured and tannic. As with the other wines from this estate it remains beautifully fresh and focused while at the same time possessing layers of texture and a decadent voluptuous style. Certainly it is a toe curling drink now yet really needs short to mid-term cellaring and has decades of life ahead of it.
WS96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2012
This is loaded with bittersweet ganache espresso roasted fig blackberry confiture and graphite notes all of which manage to fall in stride together. Offers lots of briary grip with a Black Forest cake note driving through... This is loaded with bittersweet ganache espresso roasted fig blackberry confiture and graphite notes all of which manage to fall in stride together. Offers lots of briary grip with a Black Forest cake note driving through the finish. Dark and dense but with terrific cut. Best from 2015 through 2030. From France.-J.M.
IWC96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2012
Bright violet color. Cherry cassis and pungent floral aromas show striking clarity and freshness. Coats the palate with intense dark fruit flavors lifted by notes of allspice and Indian spices. Distinctly rich but... Bright violet color. Cherry cassis and pungent floral aromas show striking clarity and freshness. Coats the palate with intense dark fruit flavors lifted by notes of allspice and Indian spices. Distinctly rich but there's no heaviness here. The finish strongly echoes the floral and spice notes and lingers with outstanding persistence.