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Domaine Chante Cigale Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998

Member Review by drdebs:

I was really impressed with this wine, which delivered a lot of classic chateauneuf flavor. Summer fruits, spice, and herbs dominated the palate and the aromas. Rich color showed very little bricking, even at 9 years, and there was a surprising freshness for an older wine. I'm thinking this could cellar for a few more years, though it is drinking very nicely now. Not the most complex chateauneuf, but one that I'd happily seek out and drink again.

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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

Member Reviews for Domaine Chante Cigale Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Snooth User: drdebs
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4.00 5
08/12/2007

I was really impressed with this wine, which delivered a lot of classic chateauneuf flavor. Summer fruits, spice, and herbs dominated the palate and the aromas. Rich color showed very little bricking, even at 9 years, and there was a surprising freshness for an older wine. I'm thinking this could cellar for a few more years, though it is drinking very nicely now. Not the most complex chateauneuf, but one that I'd happily seek out and drink again.


Snooth User: winenut718
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0.00 5
08/05/2008

Just awful- completely undrinkable. No obvious flaws (TCA, heat damage, etc.)


Snooth User: NielsvdV
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5.00 5
08/04/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Chante Cigale Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
09/28/2011

1998 was a triumphant year in the southern Rhone grenache based reds are full with a fine tuned structure. Chante Cigale, as one of the more traditional, less commercial domaines in the region. Their Chateauneuf is built to last - with a significant helping of syrah and Mouvedre in the blend spiced up with a dash of Cinsault this wine is ready for a fine roast beef dinner tonight.



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