CNP "deus ex machina" 2011 - domaine Clos St Jean (magnum, 1.5 l)

Tasting notes

"(...) The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina is a stunner in the vintage. Like the Combe des Fous, it has incredible elegance, as well as the forward, sexy nature of the vintage. Kirsch liqueur, currants, toast, sandalwood, and graphite are just some of the nuances here. The wine hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless mouthfeel and beautifully polished tannin on the finish. (...)"

Source: Jeb Dunnuck,



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This was the quintessentially old, rustic style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Clos St-Jean possesses some great vineyards, but the wines were aged entierely too long in old-wood casks.

However, the young Vincent Maurel recently took control and turned things around in one vintage, 2003. Now, brillant wines are made, including the top cuvée, The Deus Ex Machina, the Combe des Fous, and the traditional cuvée.

Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape is made from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 3% Cinsault, 2% Vaccarese and 1% Muscardin.

Clos St. Jean La Combe des Fous from old vine Grenache planted at the start of the 20th century. The production is only 500 cases per year.

Clos St. Jean Deus ex Machina is made with 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. The production is limited to 500 cases per year.

Data sheet

  • Color red
  • Country Southern Rhone
  • Appellation Châteauneuf du pape
  • Vintage 2011
  • Rating Robert Parker: 98 /100
  • Level IN
  • Peak: until 2030
  • Size Magnum (1.5 l)

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