The 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is a remarkable wine that showcases the best of what the Southern Rhone region in France has to offer. This red wine, crafted from a proprietary blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, is a true masterpiece.
In the glass, the wine displays a deep and alluring red color, inviting you to explore its complex aromas and flavors. On the nose, it immediately captivates with its spicy and perfumed bouquet. Notes of red and black fruits intertwine with dried flowers, pepper, and Provençal herbs, creating a symphony of scents. As the wine opens up, more gamey and meaty nuances emerge, adding depth and intrigue.
Full-bodied and well-balanced on the palate, this wine is a true powerhouse. It boasts ultra-fine yet building tannins, which provide structure and elegance without any harsh edges. The palate is filled with a rich tapestry of flavors, echoing the aromas of red and black fruits. The wine's high alcohol content of 16.0% is well-integrated, adding warmth and depth to the overall profile.
The finish is nothing short of exceptional, lingering on the palate for an impressively long time. This wine has the potential to age gracefully for 20+ years, but it is also enjoyable now with a solid 4-5 years of bottle age. The 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is a wine that demands attention and will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, comparing it to the exceptional 2011 vintage. Wine Spectator also awarded it 97 points, praising its muscular and dense character, balanced by a lively savory streak. Vinous gave it a score of 94 points, highlighting its pronounced aromas, velvety tannins, and complex finish.
With only 500 cases made, this wine is a true gem and a must-have for collectors and wine enthusiasts. Experience the magic of the Deus Ex Machina and indulge in the finest expression of Chateauneuf du Pape.