Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Opaque ruby. Explosively perfumed nose displays a sexy array of dark fruit liqueur scents, along with cocoa, fresh lavender and vanilla. Fat, pliant blackberry and boysenberry flavors display great depth and are enlivened by zesty minerality, which carries through the long, sappy finish. Gentle tannins add grip but this is all about the fruit. Lovely stuff.

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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 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Opaque ruby. Explosively perfumed nose displays a sexy array of dark fruit liqueur scents, along with cocoa, fresh lavender and vanilla. Fat, pliant blackberry and boysenberry flavors display great depth and are enlivened by zesty minerality, which carries through the long, sappy finish. Gentle tannins add grip but this is all about the fruit. Lovely stuff.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

What do you get when you cross a Favier with a Sabon? Why, out-of-this-world Châteauneuf-du-Pape of course! The pedigree of Chante Cigale sets you up for unbelievable quality, and the wines over-deliver every time. Superb balance and deeply concentrated flavors characterize the 2005 Vieilles Vignes. New flavors emerge with every sip: lush black currant, garrigue, cracked black pepper and smoke. Drinks well now, but this one is built to last for several years. At a fraction of the cost of many comparable high-end reds, you can serve this again and again - great with lamb, braised beef, roast duck or hearty vegetarian dishes.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

A dark beefy style with lots of roasted fig coffee and chestnut notes layered with licorice root roasted earth and currant paste. Still has some grip to shed on the finish. Shows more guts than finesse. Best from 2010 through 2020.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

Opaque ruby. Explosively perfumed nose displays a sexy array of dark fruit liqueur scents along with cocoa fresh lavender and vanilla. Fat pliant blackberry and boysenberry flavors display great depth and are enlivened by zesty minerality which carries through the long sappy finish. Gentle tannins add grip but this is all about the fruit. Lovely stuff.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The compelling 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (78% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) is made from 60- to 120-year-old vines. Its dense plum/purple hue is followed by knock-out aromas of incense, crushed pepper, cedar, black currant jam, licorice, and sweet cherries. Voluptuously textured, opulent, and round with well-formed, moderately high tannins that are nearly covered by the winersquo;s fruit and glycerin, it will easily last 15ndash;20 years in a cold, damp cellar.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dark, beefy style, with lots of roasted fig, coffee and chestnut notes layered with licorice root, roasted earth and currant paste. Still has some grip to shed on the finish. Shows more guts than finesse. Best from 2010 through 2020.


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