- Red Wine
- Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
94 points - Michael Godel
Full on, all in vintage for Châteauneuf Du Pape and this iteration by Domaine Chante Cigale is a seriously tannic in structured affair. Massive fruit, generous but just restrained enough alcohol (15 percent declared) and a chalkiness imagined as Galet stones crushed and mixed with berries in the glass. The distinction of place and appellation are truly captured at a high level, as it must to duly represent today’s climatic circumstance. Drink 2025-2033. Tasted June 2023.
93 points - John Szabo, MS
A fresh and lifted, perfumed example of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, offering plenty of red fruit flavours off the top, pomegranate and raspberry, strawberry purée and other grenache-inspired character (representing 2/3rds of the blend along with syrah, mourvèdre and cinsault in order of importance). The palate is nonetheless quite dense and thick and concentrated, with chewy tannins and warming, 15% alcohol declared. It's still a long way from prime, another 2-5 years I'd suggest, but should make for a remarkable wine in time. Tasted June 2023.
93 points - David Lawrason
This a bit reserved at the moment but captures the lovely, satiny texture and richness of Chateauneuf very nicely. Expect effortlessly integrated and complex aromas of plum/strawberry jam, very fine pepper, dried herbs and spices. It is full bodied, very smooth and almost creamy, with very fine tannin. The length is excellent. Best 2025 to 2030+