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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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5/18/2015 - mmh wrote: NR

From memory, this was very good with massive red fruit and a bit of kirsch. A bit of herbs and licorice as well. Still very young, but open and ready to be enjoyed already. However, I will try to keep my last bottle for a while as I do believe this will improve with time.

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2009 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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5/8/2015 - Basvanschaik wrote: 92 points

- Crimsom color and aromas of raspberry, black pepper, oak and tobacco. It's balanced and has flavours of licorice anise and raspberry with a full body. Round texture with a long finish - This was the third bottle we drank of Cigale. It's getting better and better while aging.
Now it's the time to drink this vintage.

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2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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5/2/2015 - mmcdds Likes this wine: 91 points

Very nice tonight with good depth to its stone fruit and tropical fruit flavors. There's a firm minerality and some nutmeg notes floating through the background along with enough acidity at its core to keep the roundish mouthfeel from being flabby. Very well done for this price point.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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4/25/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 points

Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting (Okhuysen, Haarlem, Netherlands): Altogether a more ambitious wine than the regular 2011 tasted just before, in which the weight and density of the sweet, liquorous fruit is balanced by lovely freshness and ripe tannins. Cracking CdP.

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2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4/25/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 89 points

Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting (Okhuysen, Haarlem, Netherlands): Warm but pure and transparent, ripe tannins, balanced, ripe fruit, on the light side in spite of its 15% ABV.

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2014 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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4/25/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 91 points

Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting (Okhuysen, Haarlem, Netherlands): More mineral and energetic than the 2013, pure and clean flavours, good fruit, has line and length.

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2013 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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4/25/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 90 points

Wijnkoperij Okhuysen Annual Tasting (Okhuysen, Haarlem, Netherlands): Floral, nice weight, supple, elegant, rounded but fresh.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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4/24/2015 - greenbe33 Likes this wine: 92 points

Oh yeah. Had this with an Italian wine expert (and I mean an Italian person that is also in the wine business and an expert cook for good measure). All four of us really liked this, showing very very well. I am upgrading this to 92-93 superb CDP Blanc. Very floral expressive and complex nose, nice palette.

As I noticed before, and proved again, this wine is VERY sensitive to temperature. Chill it well in the fridge, it will only open when it increases to a certain very narrow temperature range in the glass. Above or below it will be closed. You may take the bottle out and put back in the fridge several times, or keep it cool in water. But once you find that temperature - wow.

These white CDP are very finicky but I see now why Parker likes them. They are IMHO the finest expression of wine-making art.

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2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4/24/2015 - FransS wrote: 86 points

A few steps back compared to the 2012 Vieilles Vignes, nice, but missing the zest to invite me.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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4/24/2015 - FransS wrote: 93 points

For me the best wine I've tasted at the Ockhuysen tasting. Powerful and also light on his feet, lots of black fruit in the nose and the taste, perfect tannins, and a balanced aftertaste. Needs some years in the cellar, but no punishment today.

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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4/18/2015 - acheng wrote: 92 points

A fantastic CdP with the pre-requisite kirsh, ripe fruit from 2007 and the garrigue plus touch of gaminess which adds to the overall experience. Should age quite and improve.

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2010 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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4/11/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 87 points

Notes from memory, like with all of my reviews so far today. I mention it here because my memory is more vague than usual with this wine.

Very mineral for a CdP, sculpted like a Grosses Gewachs dry white Riesling. Quite a bit of depth. Candied and red. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. Could not be more different from the wild and woolly 2007 which was preferable for me. It's classy but left me with a "What is this supposed to be?" feeling. Very clean and crystalline, without much flavor. Kevincrouch says "austere" and that is correct; not your typical S. Rhone!

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2009 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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3/22/2015 - Stefano FsT Likes this wine: 91 points

A very good CDP: its bouquet was broad and intense (tart cherry, black currant, wild berries, violet, cocoa, wet soil, leather, sweet tobacco, rosemary, vanilla, licorice, black pepper, forest floor and a barnyard note) and its mouthfeel was very pleasant, combining fruity and spicy flavors with a smooth, balanced sip, medium acidity, well integrated alcohol and supple tannins. Medium finish. In my view the wine was mature (meaning at or near peak conditions): I would not wait much longer before enjoying it.

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2005 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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3/30/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Ruby core with minimal fading. Classic aromatics of bark, garrigue, and raspberry fruit. Medium to full bodied, the fruit is there in balance with tobacco leaf and licorice, long tannic finish. I have a much stronger sense of how good this is compared to a bottle I had several months ago. Its tannic structure will serve it well for years, but this is not too brutal to enjoy now. Wonderfully savory and not in the least overripe.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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3/28/2015 - Brendel Does not like this wine: 85 points

Nose is sweet, syrupy, fruity, overripe, Californian. Palette is same. Fruit juice, honey, white grapes. No minerality or complexity. Not enough acidity to balance the fruit. This was a disappointment since it's not what we look for in French whites or white wine in general. At $15 it would be fine but at $35 or so it is not worth it. D.

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2012 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2/28/2015 - partylikeakennedy wrote: 90 points

65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% something else that she said too fast for me to catch. Nose of wet wool; palate of blackberry. Juicy. Very subtle tannins. Just a wee tad hint of pepper. I could hang out with this one.

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2013 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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2/28/2015 - partylikeakennedy wrote: 87 points

Good quality wine, soft, just not my style. Grassy, minerally nose, a bit astringent on the palate after the initial softness passes.

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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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2/26/2015 - HOS Likes this wine: 96 points

Decanted 2 hours. Au jus, herbs pepper. Rich flavor profile, full bodied, long finish. Perfectly integrated tannins. What a great bottle.

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2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2/21/2015 - VDP2000 wrote: 89 points

Smoky and earthy. Garnet in color. Took others advice and cooled it down a bit and much better. Good CDP for under $40.

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2011 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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1/25/2015 - Tony Poli Likes this wine: 90 points

Crisp for a Chateauneuf, but nicely round and full at the same time. Lots of citrus and pears on the nose and palate, with a long and pleasant finish.

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2005 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

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1/21/2015 - drwine2001 wrote: NR

Light ruby. Clean aromatics of bark and spice. Solid red fruit, not that complex, gently tannic.

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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes

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1/12/2015 - Gekko78 wrote: 91 points

Generally a good wine, yes! Nice dark fruit, rather rich. But then again, no outstanding deeper layers. Simply dark fruit. Hence, a bit disappointed. If the wine would be sub 20 EUR, this would be ok. Would give it a 91 rating, but that is it. Not sure if this will improve much over time, although acidity and tanins are of course still rather vivid.

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2010 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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12/29/2014 - Kevincrouch Likes this wine: NR

Oyster shell and spice in the nose and beautiful concentrated red plum and cherry fruit on the palate soon after opening. Over the next couple of hours it revealed more smoky, gamey, notes and lost some of the round fruit to a more austere iodine mineral sensation. This could still be very young, but it is low in acidity so I'm not sure how the time will work out for it.

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2007 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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12/25/2014 - Jeff Leve wrote: 90 points

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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1983 Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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12/7/2014 - FredStone Likes this wine: 94 points

Ouvert le midi pour le soir.

Nez de cerise, kirsh.

Compotée de fruits en bouche avec une pointe de kirsh.

Très belle bouteille.

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