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Domaine Chante Cigale Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2010

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

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!

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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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
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.




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