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A perfect wine (and equal to the profound 2007), the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus-Ex Machina was cropped at under 20 hectoliters per hectare. Extremely full-bodied and dense purple-colored, it exhibits notes of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, incense, camphor, vanillin and chocolate-covered espresso beans (no doubt from the new demi-muids in which the Mourvedre component was aged). The tannins are noticeable, but relatively silky. The most muscular and formidable 2010 in this portfolio, its expansiveness, mind-boggling richness and intensity, and 60-second finish are the stuff of legends. Forget this remarkable Chateauneuf du Pape for five years and drink it over the following thirty years.
This is loaded with bittersweet ganache, espresso, roasted fig, blackberry confiture and graphite notes, all of which manage to fall in stride together. Offers lots of briary grip, with a Black Forest cake note driving through the finish. Dark and dense, but with terrific cut. Best from 2015 through 2030.
The prestigious Clos Saint Jean is run by the fourth generation of the
Tacussel/Maurel family - Vincent and Pascal Maurel - under the tutelage
of renowned oenologist Philippe Cambie. Clos Saint-Jean is considered
by critics, sommeliers, and consumers alike to be among the top
properties of the Southern Rhone. Robert Parker comments, “The tasting
of the five (2007) cuvees must rank among the greatest single tasting in
the southern Rhone I have ever done in 30+ years of wine tasting. Last
year I sensed something special was happening, and the bottled (2007)
wines confirm that something rare had occurred in the vineyards and
cellars of Clos Saint-Jean.” The estate now boasts four 100 point wines,
sourced from their extraordinary old vine plots, including choice parcels
in the famed La Crau district of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The raw material
for this wine is what is deemed at many domaines suitable for their top
end cuvees, yet at Clos Saint-Jean this is their classic bottling. This
cuvee “Vieilles Vignes” is produced from the oldest vines of the