2011 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JD 99
  • WA 98
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

Reg: $169.94

$149.94

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Reg: $169.94

$149.94

This product is
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JD 99
jebdunnuck.com, September 2012
(JD 96-99 points) Always more rich and powerful, the 2011 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. While the Grenache is always aged only in tank, the Mourvedre is... (JD 96-99 points) Always more rich and powerful, the 2011 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. While the Grenache is always aged only in tank, the Mourvedre is aged in smaller barrels. Loaded with superb aromas of raspberry, blackberry, ground pepper, roasted herbs, licorice, and spice-box qualities, this awesome wine hits the palate with a full-bodied, seamless texture, fantastic concentration, and masses of ripe, polished tannin. It is ripe, heady, and chewy on the finish, with fantastic length; it will be a thrill ride of wine to drink in its youth, but will also age beautifully.
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is a stunner in the vintage. Like the Combe des Fous, it has incredible elegance, as well as the forward, sexy nature of the vintage. Kirsch liqueur, currants, toast... The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is a stunner in the vintage. Like the Combe des Fous, it has incredible elegance, as well as the forward, sexy nature of the vintage. Kirsch liqueur, currants, toast, sandalwood, and graphite are just some of the nuances here. The wine hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless mouthfeel and beautifully polished tannin on the finish. Give it another year or two and drink it through 2026. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 94
Vinous, January 2014
Bright ruby. An exotic bouquet displays red fruit preserves, cola, sandalwood and smoky minerals. Coats the palate with intense black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and picks up sweet floral pastille and fruitcake... Bright ruby. An exotic bouquet displays red fruit preserves, cola, sandalwood and smoky minerals. Coats the palate with intense black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and picks up sweet floral pastille and fruitcake nuances with air. Strikingly deep and focused on the finish, which clings with outstanding tenacity and harmonious tannins.- Josh Raynolds
WS 93
Wine Spectator, November 2013
This is lush and velvety in feel from the start, gliding along with enticing plum sauce, melted black licorice and anise-soaked blackberry notes. Hints of charcoal and ganache stud the finish but stay in the background... This is lush and velvety in feel from the start, gliding along with enticing plum sauce, melted black licorice and anise-soaked blackberry notes. Hints of charcoal and ganache stud the finish but stay in the background, letting the alluring fruit and lovely mouthfeel lead the way. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 16%
Closure Cork