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2005 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina Clos Saint Jean, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

In Bond case price:
£1,800.00
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer Clos Saint Jean
Vintage 2005
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Rhône Blend
ABV 14.5%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Cardboard Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 2 cases

100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2014)

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.

94 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (January 2008)

Dark ruby. Powerful and exotically perfumed bouquet of raspberry, anise, garrigue and cured tobacco. Rich cherry-cola and blackberry preserve flavors threaten to overwhelm the palate but are reined in by zesty minerality.

Supple tannins build and carry through a long, sappy finish, with the cassis flavor repeating. Very young but packed with seductively pure fruit.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2012 6x75cl OCC £600.00 In Bond View
2011 6x75cl OCC £600.00 In Bond View
2009 6x75cl OCC £725.00 In Bond View
2009 1x150cl NOC £300.00 In Bond View
2007 12x75cl OCC £3,960.00 In Bond View