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    Chateauneuf du Pape 2005
    Deus Ex Machina, Clos St. Jean
    Magnum (1)
    "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina is utter perfection in the glass - an awesome wine both comparable to and eclipsing the otherworldly 2003. Saturated purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of incense, fruitcake, blackberry and black cherry notes with some subtle roasted herbs, roast beef, smoke, and licorice, massive fruit concentration, extraordinary intensity, unreal purity and harmony, and a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this is a tour de force in winemaking and certainly one of the most compelling Chateauneuf du Papes I have ever tasted." (100pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #173, Oct 2007)

    "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." (100 pts. Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate #214, Aug. 2014)


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    June, 2012
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