Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2005 Clos Saint Jean
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I’ve been lucky enough to have the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina numerous times over the past year, and while still youthful, it’s starting to shows hints of evolution and secondary nuances. Cassis, crushed rocks, graphite, beef blood and iron-like aromas and flavors are all present here, and it offers incredible depth and richness on the palate, with gorgeous purity, masses of tannin and a rock-star finish. A wine that could make you run out of adjectives, it too is another wine that goes flying off the scale.
Winespectator / James Suckling (96)
A lush, modern style, with silky layers of raspberry ganache and spice leading the way for notes of linzer torte, hoisin sauce and incense. Yet the accessiblity is deceptive, as this really picks up grip and steam, leaving a lingering note of Port reduction on the velvety, black fruit-filled finish.