Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2017

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Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2017
$139.99
$118.99

SKU 60586

750ml

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Deus ex Machina is a literary and dramatic term for a miraculous intervention that interrupts a logical course of events in a plot or play. A suitable name for a cuvée that had it's start in the torrid vintage of 2003 when Philippe Cambie and Vincent Maurel made the decision to harvest at the end of September, weeks after their neighbors. Deus ex Machina is a blend of old vine Grenache from La Crau, aged in tank with equally ancient Mourvedre from the sandy soils of Bois-Dauphin aged in demi- muid. Deus ex Machina is only made in the best vintages.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos Saint Jean
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Wine AdvocateWith its more discreet oak and layers of complexity, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is my favorite release here this year. Layers of dried spices accent raspberries and cherries in this full-bodied, rich and velvety wine. It's more complex and complete than either the Combe des Fous or the Sancto Santorum, longer on the finish and supremely elegant.

Joe Czerwinski, August 30, 2019