Clos St Jean, Chateauneuf Du Pape Dues Ex Machina
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Deeper and richer, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Deus ex Machina has been nothing short of perfection on the 3-4 times I ve been lucky enough to try it. Muscular and powerful, with a serious, full-bodied profile, it gives up incredible aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite, beef blood and loamy earth. Like most 2010s at this stage, it s backwards and dense, and needs to be forgotten for another couple of years. This beauty will have 2-3 decades of overall longevity.