2016 Clos Saint Jean 'Deus Ex Machina' Chateauneuf du Pape

$149.95
JD100

Here’s your chance to own what is undoubtedly one of the wines of the vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Jeb Dunnuck says this TOWERING Grenache / Mourvèdre from 100+ year old vines has an “incredible core of kirsch and currant fruits…[and it is] Deep, incredibly concentrated, multi-dimensional and long.” Absolutely stunning wine, and one of the great wines of the Rhône Valley! Grilled lamb chops marinated in garlic and rosemary take this one to a whole new level!

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; DUE APRIL 2019.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Grenache & 40% Mourvedre
SKU #:
1WCSJ16IR3MACHINA
JD100

Jeb Dunnuck

More cured meats, spice, loamy soil notes, and an incredible core of kirsch and currant fruits emerge from the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina. Deep, incredibly concentrated, multi-dimensional and long, it reminds me of the 2007 at this same point in time. This cuvée is always a 60/40 split of Grenache and Mourvèdre, brought up in tank and new demi-muids, and in top vintages, needs 2-5 years of bottle age to really shine, yet I always also fine a certain accessibility given its balance and purity. It’s capable of lasting for two decades.