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2006 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 98 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 136728-2006-750

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$149.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($150) Glass-staining ruby. Explosively perfumed bouquet of fresh red and dark berries, potpourri, incense and licorice. Completely saturates the palate with sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors, picking up anise and lavender pastille qualities with air. For a wine with this kind of palate impact there's remarkable finesse and clarity. Red berry and floral notes echo endlessly on the long, sappy finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Juicy, round and wonderfully well balanced fruit on top of a little tight tannin but still vivacious and very expressive and flirtatious. You could almost drink this now. Dry and savoury finish, refreshing mid palate. Well done! A very impressive set of wines from this producer. 60:40 Grenache:MourvŠdre.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2030
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 04/30/2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Nearly gushes with raspberry and fig sauce notes, but the ripe, lush fruit is harnessed by a superracy graphite underpinning, which allows notes of mineral, shiso leaf, braised fig and incense to stretch out the long, supersilky finish. Has impressive length and plenty of latent concentration.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    What's probably the wine of the vintage, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Deux Ex Machina (60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre; the Grenache was raised all in concrete tank and the Mourvedre in demi-muids) reveals a saturated ruby color as well as classic notes of tobacco leaf, crushed rocks, pan drippings, graphite, black currants and licorice. Showing more and more dark fruits, as well as additional density and depth, with time in the glass, this full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape shows the hallmark elegance of the 2006 vintage, yet backs it up with incredible density, depth and length. Like the La Combe des Fous release, enjoy this sensational Chateauneuf du Pape anytime over the coming decade.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2026
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Holley Derek
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Wooden Case
    Drink Dates: 2007-2027
    Author: crowch76
Unlike estates with a long history of wine cultivation that spans multiple centuries in Rhone, Clos St. Jean is a relatively new gem in the region. It was founded by Edmund Tacussel, who spent 10 years perfecting his winemaking techniques on the estate before offering the first bottles on the market. The Clos St. Jean estate remained under many wine critics' radars until 2003, when Robert Parker praised wine released from the estate that year. Since then, Clos St. Jean has become one of the most collected producers in Rhone.

Today, Pascal and Vincent Maurel manage the estate. They brought in Philippe Cambie in 2002 as their consultant. The vineyards of Clos Saint Jean are planted on 44 hectares located on the stony terroir of La Crau. 1 hectare of vines is reserved for grapes used in making white Chateauneuf du Pape wine. Clos Saint Jean believes in complete destemming of the berries. The maceration period is long and can last up to 35 days. The Grenache is never aged in any type of wood. The Mourvedre and Syrah is aged in a combination of one year old and two year old oak barrels.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 565 bottles owned
  • 81 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 81 collectors)