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Domaine Chante Cigale

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2016 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Chante Cigale Extrait  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Chante Cigale Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine Chante Cigale Extrait  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine Chante Cigale Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 88

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

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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% alcohol.

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2010 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2009 Domaine Chante Cigale Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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