2012 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 96
  • VN 94

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache aged in foudre (from close to 100-year-old vines) and 40% Mourvedre aged in demi-muids. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by incredible notes of... The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is a blend of 60% Grenache aged in foudre (from close to 100-year-old vines) and 40% Mourvedre aged in demi-muids. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by incredible notes of cassis, roasted meats, licorice, toasted spice and a liquid rock-like minerality. Full-bodied, massive and concentrated, yet also seamless, elegant and incredibly polished, it flows onto the palate with building tannin, no hard edges and perfect balance. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this merit a perfect rating in the future, and it should hit prime-time drinking around age 10, and have 20-25 years of overall longevity. It’s one of the few wines to hit this level of quality in the vintage. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 96
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Big but deftly balanced, with tiers of fig, blackberry, black currant and plum fruit supported by baker's chocolate, maduro tobacco, pepper, bay leaf and roasted alder notes. The intense finish lingers. Best from 2017... Big but deftly balanced, with tiers of fig, blackberry, black currant and plum fruit supported by baker's chocolate, maduro tobacco, pepper, bay leaf and roasted alder notes. The intense finish lingers. Best from 2017 through 2034. – JM
VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2015
Brilliant ruby. Complex, highly perfumed nose evokes fresh blackberry, cherry, spicecake and violet. Juicy, seamless and sweet on the palate, offering nuanced flavors of dark fruit liqueur, succulent herbs and candied... Brilliant ruby. Complex, highly perfumed nose evokes fresh blackberry, cherry, spicecake and violet. Juicy, seamless and sweet on the palate, offering nuanced flavors of dark fruit liqueur, succulent herbs and candied flowers. Densely packed but also lithe and precise, with slow-building tannins giving shape to the wine's exuberant fruit on the long, sappy finish. - Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 16%
Closure Cork