+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes. Domaine Chante Cigale 2013

External Review:

The greatest wine I have ever tasted from this estate (and I don’t think that’s an overstatement) is Chante Cigale’s 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 65- to 125-year-old-vines, it was aged 40% in foudre, 30% in concrete and 30% in a combination of old and new small oak. This wine boasts off-the-charts intensity, full-bodied power and abundant notes of roasted Provencal herbs interwoven with lavender, creme de cassis, kirsch, black raspberry, truffle and smoked meat-like characteristics. Rich, full-bodied and extraordinarily structured and massive, this 2010 begs for 4–5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 25–30+ years. Bravo!

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.425 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Domaine Chante Cigale:
Le Domaine de Chante Cigale is in the family since the XIX° century, where the generations of vine growers follow one another, under the name of «Clos Chante Cigale ». It is in 1936, date on which is created «l'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée» Châteauneuf-du-Pape, that Paul Jourdan, the name decides to give « Domaine » to this beautiful family property. After the hard labour of his/her chil... Read more
Le Domaine de Chante Cigale is in the family since the XIX° century, where the generations of vine growers follow one another, under the name of «Clos Chante Cigale ». It is in 1936, date on which is created «l'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée» Châteauneuf-du-Pape, that Paul Jourdan, the name decides to give « Domaine » to this beautiful family property. After the hard labour of his/her children and small children, the wine field extends on more than 35 pieces located on the best soils of name Châteauneuf du Pape. Since the beginning of the XXI° century, it is Alexandre Favier, which in spite of its young age, perdure L ’ family history of Chant des Cigales. Not great changes since …Le Domaine de Chante Cigale is in the family since the XIX° century, where the generations of vine growers follow one another, under the name of «Clos Chante Cigale ». It is in 1936, date on which is created «l'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée» Châteauneuf-du-Pape, that Paul Jourdan, the name decides to give « Domaine » to this beautiful family property. After the hard labour of his/her children and small children, the wine field extends on more than 35 pieces located on the best soils of name Châteauneuf du Pape. Since the beginning of the XXI° century, it is Alexandre Favier, which in spite of its young age, perdure L ’ family history of Chant des Cigales. Not great changes since … Read less

External Reviews for Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes. Domaine Chante Cigale

External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/28/2013

The greatest wine I have ever tasted from this estate (and I don’t think that’s an overstatement) is Chante Cigale’s 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 65- to 125-year-old-vines, it was aged 40% in foudre, 30% in concrete and 30% in a combination of old and new small oak. This wine boasts off-the-charts intensity, full-bodied power and abundant notes of roasted Provencal herbs interwoven with lavender, creme de cassis, kirsch, black raspberry, truffle and smoked meat-like characteristics. Rich, full-bodied and extraordinarily structured and massive, this 2010 begs for 4–5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 25–30+ years. Bravo!


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/28/2013

Offers a dark, smoldering profile, with espresso, ganache and tobacco notes leading the way, backed by steeped black currant and licorice root. The long, graphite-framed finish has a nice mesquite edge as well. Definitely on the ripe side, but has the cut for balance. Best from 2015 through 2025.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 11/20/2013

From the world-renowned, award-winning Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Chante Cigale, this light-bodied Mediterranean red is a summertime staple at my house. Built in the tradition of a good-quality Côtes du Rhône, this Vin de Pays is bright and lively, with cherry and ripe red raspberry fruits. The smooth texture is backed by silky tannins and never seems at all flabby. Perfect for warm summer nights or light lunches. Food pairing: poultry, seafood Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light-medium Finish: crisp


External Review
Vintage: 2007 11/20/2013

Really bright and fresh, with exuberant cherry, spice and garrigue notes, followed by a light, dusty finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/22/2014

From the world-renowned, award-winning Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Chante Cigale, this light-bodied Mediterranean red is a summertime staple at my house. Built in the tradition of a good-quality Côtes du Rhône, this Vin de Pays is bright and lively, with cherry and ripe red raspberry fruits. The smooth texture is backed by silky tannins and never seems at all flabby. Perfect for warm summer nights or light lunches.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 06/19/2013

Soft, spicy, white pepper, complex cloves, lavender.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/26/2013

Deeper, fuller, broader, and fuller-bodied than the regular bottling with greater concentration, depth, length, and I assume, much better aging potential as well, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a beauty. This is a bold wine of considerable exuberance, with impressive levels of kirsch-like fruit intermixed with some blacker fruits, ground pepper, incense, and roasted herbs. It is very full-bodied, has admirable glycerin and depth, noticeable but sweet tannin, and a 40+-second finish. This is a super Chateauneuf du Pape that should hit its peak in 2–4 years and last for 15 or more years.


1 2 3


Photos

1 2

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network