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2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina

Clos Saint-Jean

98Average Score
flagRhone / France
Red

Bottled just four weeks prior to my visit, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina was showing no ill effects of the process. A blend of 60% Grenache with 40% Mourvedre, it reveals intriguing notes of crushed stone, pencil shavings, black olives, tar and licorice on the nose. It's so massive and concentrated that it's almost painful to taste yet is seductive at the same time for its rich, velvety texture and incredible length. Somehow it manages all this but appears nimble and light at the same time, easily hiding what must be considerable alcohol. Aug 2018, www.robertparker.com

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate    Score: 98/100

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