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Domaine Chante Cigale

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2021
91
Flowers, cherries, raspberries, and a touch of fennel create the perfume. Soft, juicy, and fresh, with sweetness, lift, and purity in the mid-palate, and in the finish, this is already a pleasure in your glass. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2024-2031.

Flowers, cherries, raspberries, and a touch of fennel create the perfume. Soft, juicy, and fresh, with sweetness, lift, and purity in the mid-palate, and in the finish, this is already a pleasure in your glass. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2024-2031.

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2020
91
Tobacco leaf, garrigue, red fruits and olives on the nose with a medium-bodied, fresh, soft, sweet and spicy, black raspberry, olive and herb-filled palate work well here for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2022- 2029

Tobacco leaf, garrigue, red fruits and olives on the nose with a medium-bodied, fresh, soft, sweet and spicy, black raspberry, olive and herb-filled palate work well here for early drinking pleasure. Drink from 2022- 2029

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2020
93
With a nice depth of color for the vintage, the wine is ripe, spicy, polished, fresh and polished. There is a sweetness and depth to the dark kirsch on the palate with a touch of pepper in the endnote. This is one of the better wines of the vintage, due to the large portion of Mourvedre in the blend. Give this a year or two in the bottle and it will be even better. Drink from 2023 - 2033.

With a nice depth of color for the vintage, the wine is ripe, spicy, polished, fresh and polished. There is a sweetness and depth to the dark kirsch on the palate with a touch of pepper in the endnote. This is one of the better wines of the vintage, due to the large portion of Mourvedre in the blend. Give this a year or two in the bottle and it will be even better. Drink from 2023 - 2033.

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2020
92
Sweet, fresh, soft and supple with a silkiness to the red fruits on the palate, the wine is vibrant, medium-bodied, pure and forward. Produced from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Pignan, this will drink just great on release. Drink from 2022 - 2029.

Sweet, fresh, soft and supple with a silkiness to the red fruits on the palate, the wine is vibrant, medium-bodied, pure and forward. Produced from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Pignan, this will drink just great on release. Drink from 2022 - 2029.

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2020
92
Black raspberries, herbs and spice create the core of the wine. On the palate the wine expresses a mineral-driven, salty accent to its red fruits, soft tannins and elegantly textured, fruit-filled finish with a touch of cocoa-covered green olives in the end note. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2033.

Black raspberries, herbs and spice create the core of the wine. On the palate the wine expresses a mineral-driven, salty accent to its red fruits, soft tannins and elegantly textured, fruit-filled finish with a touch of cocoa-covered green olives in the end note. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2033.

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2019
93
Layers of fresh, sweet, soft textured, polished, silky fruits are all over the place here. Wild elegance in the glass that finishes with savory spices, pepper, herbs and floral notes. Forward in style, this is a fabulous style of wine that is already quite charming to taste. Drink from 2024 - 2035

Layers of fresh, sweet, soft textured, polished, silky fruits are all over the place here. Wild elegance in the glass that finishes with savory spices, pepper, herbs and floral notes. Forward in style, this is a fabulous style of wine that is already quite charming to taste. Drink from 2024 - 2035

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2019
96
Deep, and dark in color, the wine is equally dark in fruit on the richly textured palate. The fruit smells and tastes as if it was smoked and covered with fresh black, cracked pepper. The wine is generous, rich, full-bodied and intense, as well as balanced, fresh, long and complex. The wine is packaged in an oversized bottle that stands out almost as much on the shelf as it does on your palate. The wine comes from a blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache. Give this a few years in the bottle before you pull a cork. It should age quite nicely. Drink from 2025 - 2040

Deep, and dark in color, the wine is equally dark in fruit on the richly textured palate. The fruit smells and tastes as if it was smoked and covered with fresh black, cracked pepper. The wine is generous, rich, full-bodied and intense, as well as balanced, fresh, long and complex. The wine is packaged in an oversized bottle that stands out almost as much on the shelf as it does on your palate. The wine comes from a blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache. Give this a few years in the bottle before you pull a cork. It should age quite nicely. Drink from 2025 - 2040

1,269 Views   Tasted
2019
92
Produced from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Pignan, the wine is an elegant, soft, silky, refined expression of Grenache. Medium-bodied, fresh, sweet, pure and forward, with a beautiful floral quality, this will drink just great on release. Drink from 2022 - 2034

Produced from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Pignan, the wine is an elegant, soft, silky, refined expression of Grenache. Medium-bodied, fresh, sweet, pure and forward, with a beautiful floral quality, this will drink just great on release. Drink from 2022 - 2034

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2016
92
Fresh herbs, flowers, smoke and kirsch create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh refined, sweet, juicy and softly textured. The sweetness in the cherries sticks with you for quite a while in the finish. This is already quite charming to taste. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Fresh herbs, flowers, smoke and kirsch create the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh refined, sweet, juicy and softly textured. The sweetness in the cherries sticks with you for quite a while in the finish. This is already quite charming to taste. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2016
96
One of the darkest wines of the vintage, this is akin to tasting velvet drenched, peppery, dark, red fruits. Concentrated, long and lush, the fruit just coats your palate. But this is not ponderous, it's fresh, vibrant, pure, complex and juicy from start to finish. The wine is packaged in an oversized bottle with a wax capsule that stands out almost as much on the shelf as it does on your palate. The wine comes from a blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache.

One of the darkest wines of the vintage, this is akin to tasting velvet drenched, peppery, dark, red fruits. Concentrated, long and lush, the fruit just coats your palate. But this is not ponderous, it's fresh, vibrant, pure, complex and juicy from start to finish. The wine is packaged in an oversized bottle with a wax capsule that stands out almost as much on the shelf as it does on your palate. The wine comes from a blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache.

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2016
94
Loaded with dark, ripe, sweet, red fruits and spice box, the wine is concentrated, vibrant and open. You also find soft tannins, licorice, kirsch and black pepper in the nose and on the palate. The wine was made using a blend of 80% old vine Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

Loaded with dark, ripe, sweet, red fruits and spice box, the wine is concentrated, vibrant and open. You also find soft tannins, licorice, kirsch and black pepper in the nose and on the palate. The wine was made using a blend of 80% old vine Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.

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2015
92
Light in color, it takes little effort to locate the flowers, smoky red fruits and herbed nuances. Polished, lush and with sweet black raspberry and kirsch in the finish, this is quite nice this year. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Light in color, it takes little effort to locate the flowers, smoky red fruits and herbed nuances. Polished, lush and with sweet black raspberry and kirsch in the finish, this is quite nice this year. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2015
95
With a depth of color, and concentration of fruit to match, the wine has density, richness and complexity. The fruit really shows its purity while offering length and character. There is a lot of tannin here, but all that tannin is buried below the wealth of spicy fruit. The wine comes in a larger bottle with a wax capsule, hoping to make a statement about its place in the market, and on your table. The wine was made using blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache.

With a depth of color, and concentration of fruit to match, the wine has density, richness and complexity. The fruit really shows its purity while offering length and character. There is a lot of tannin here, but all that tannin is buried below the wealth of spicy fruit. The wine comes in a larger bottle with a wax capsule, hoping to make a statement about its place in the market, and on your table. The wine was made using blend of 70% Mourvedre, paired with 30% old vine Grenache.

1,386 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Round, rich and plush, with concentration of flavor, polish to the tannins and a sweet, lusty, red berry and peppery finish. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Round, rich and plush, with concentration of flavor, polish to the tannins and a sweet, lusty, red berry and peppery finish. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

2,212 Views   Tasted
2014
88
Fresh, bright, forward, light, peppery kirsch filled wine with early drinking charm. This is not a wine for long-term cellaring.

Fresh, bright, forward, light, peppery kirsch filled wine with early drinking charm. This is not a wine for long-term cellaring.

2,674 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Spicy red fruits and silky tannins finish with a dose of sweet juicy, polished, peppery fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% ABV.

Spicy red fruits and silky tannins finish with a dose of sweet juicy, polished, peppery fruits. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% ABV.

1,951 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy, with lots of sweet, fat dark cherries, licorice, black raspberry and spice. The wine is lush, rich and ripe and should be even better in a few years.

Meaty, beefy, big and bouncy, with lots of sweet, fat dark cherries, licorice, black raspberry and spice. The wine is lush, rich and ripe and should be even better in a few years.

4,933 Views   Tasted
2009
92
Just starting to get into a good place with its plush, rich textures, nose of sweet, black cherry liqueur, thyme, earth and garrigue and lusty finish. This should age for another 10 years or more without any trouble.

Just starting to get into a good place with its plush, rich textures, nose of sweet, black cherry liqueur, thyme, earth and garrigue and lusty finish. This should age for another 10 years or more without any trouble.

2,581 Views   Tasted
2007
90
Ready to go, this blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault serves up a tasty blend of kirsch, garrigue, earth, spice and a hint of espresso bean, finishing with round, luscious cherries and herbs.

Ready to go, this blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault serves up a tasty blend of kirsch, garrigue, earth, spice and a hint of espresso bean, finishing with round, luscious cherries and herbs.

5,824 Views   Tasted