2016 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1382599 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The full-bodied 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault. While not quite as good as the stellar 2015, it boasts silky tannins, plenty of cherry fruit and a dusting of ground pepper and allspice on the long finish. (JC)  (8/2018)

91 points Vinous

 Bright violet. Ripe cherry and raspberry on the deeply perfumed nose, lifted by suggestions of pungent flowers and cracked pepper. Nicely concentrated but lively as well, offering sappy red berry, candied cherry and lavender flavors that show very good clarity and smooth, seamless texture. Finishes sweet and silky, displaying spicy persistence and gentle tannic grip. (JR)  (7/2018)

K&L Notes

Chante Cigale means singing cicada. The property has been in the family since the 19th century and is currently run by Alexandre Favier, who assumed the reins at the ripe old age of 20! The domaine is planted to 40 ha of red and 5 ha of white on 45 different parcels throughout the appellation. The red is made with 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault using native yeasts and matured in a mix of foudres, tanks, and a small amount of new and used barrels. Poised and well balanced, this wine already betrays its depth and complexity with a little decanting time. Pair this with lamb, smoked meats or dishes cooked with wild mushroom.

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By: Mandana Tourani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/7/2019 | Send Email
In this fascinating wine by Chante Cigale, there is a notable length of dark juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency followed by a deep purple color and spice. It has just a touch of earthiness with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. 2016 was very ideal year for Southern Rhone. Ideal weather in September and October specifically gave grapes time to fully ripen and the perfection of the weather transfers to the taste profile of this elegant, tasty but so affordable Chateauneuf Du Pape. Try and believe for yourself.

By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/1/2019 | Send Email
Loads of dark fruit and spice. This 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape from Domaine Chante Cigale combines a rich, silky texture with superb underlying structure - lively acidity and firm tannins. So inviting you will want to drink this now, but with sufficient character to age well for a decade or more

By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/22/2019 | Send Email
A gorgeous, dark-fruited wine that boasts aromas of ripe plums, some pepper and flavor that is rich with black cherry and baking spice, with tannins that gently grip and vivid acidity to balance it all out. After about 45 minutes of breathing time, its personality fully revealed its sublime self. You can drink this now or store some away for a few years.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape