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2009 Clos Saint-Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 99 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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$149.00
SKU: 136728-2009-3000

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$149.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Dense, but very velvety, with gorgeous ganache and espresso giving way to dark fig, hoisin sauce and warm currant confiture. Lots of well-embedded charcoal and tobacco add cut and length to the hefty but driven finish. Impressive.
    Drink Dates: 2013 - 2024
    Author: James Molesworth
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Glass-staining purple. Aromas and flavors of candied blueberry, boysenberry and licorice, with a sexy floral quality gaining power with air. Broad and extremely deep, with a velvety texture and mounting spiciness. Utterly seamless Chateauneuf with excellent finishing power and a lingering note of smoky minerality.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    In contrast (and almost as good), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is an extroverted, open and insanely perfumed effort that boasts killer blackberry and kirsch-styled fruit to go with layers of spring flowers, exotic spice and graphite. As are all of these efforts, it's full-bodied, deeply concentrated and textured on the palate, with masses of sweet tannin. It will be better in a couple years and evolve gracefully for two decades, but it's hard to resist right now.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2034
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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  • 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

    • 204 bottles owned
    • 30 collectors