2018 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina
  • WA 97
  • JD 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $149.94

$114.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Feb. 2022

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WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
Another terrific effort from this estate, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina shares a sense of elegance with its vintage stablemate, the La Combe des Fous. Kirsch, stone fruit, black cherries, licorice...   Another terrific effort from this estate, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina shares a sense of elegance with its vintage stablemate, the La Combe des Fous. Kirsch, stone fruit, black cherries, licorice, pomegranate…the list could go on and on. And while the wine is undeniably full-bodied, it doesn't come across as heavy or hot, instead being built on a lacy, silky structure of fine tannins and rounded acids that linger on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski  
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, October 2020
(95+ points) As always, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Deus-Ex Machina checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre that saw the Grenache aged all in concrete tanks and the Mourvèdre new barrels. This richer...   (95+ points) As always, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Deus-Ex Machina checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre that saw the Grenache aged all in concrete tanks and the Mourvèdre new barrels. This richer, full-bodied, meaty 2018 boasts a fabulous mid-palate as well as a complex nose of cured meats, toasted spices, peppery garrigue, loamy earth, blackcurrants, and blackberries. It certainly displays the more forward, seamless style of the vintage, yet still brings plenty of power and richness as well as length on the finish. It’s beautifully done yet unquestionably a more forward, approachable vintage for this cuvée. Give bottles 1-2 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following 15 years or so.  
VN 94
Vinous, October 2021
Saturated violet. Expansive, mineral-accented black raspberry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by hints of licorice, vanilla and pungent flowers. Youthfully chewy and concentrated on the palate, offering sweet dark...   Saturated violet. Expansive, mineral-accented black raspberry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by hints of licorice, vanilla and pungent flowers. Youthfully chewy and concentrated on the palate, offering sweet dark berry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors sharpened by building spice and mineral flourishes. Rich yet energetic in style, finishing with excellent clarity and dusty tannins that sneak in late. -- Josh Raynolds  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, November 2020
Alluring, with gently mulled Damson and raspberry notes infused with black tea, incense and garrigue accents. Subtle mineral edge adds length to the finish while pulling everything together nicely. Grenache and Mourvèdre...   Alluring, with gently mulled Damson and raspberry notes infused with black tea, incense and garrigue accents. Subtle mineral edge adds length to the finish while pulling everything together nicely. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2033. — J.M.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 16%