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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Domaine Chante Cigale (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Domaine Chante Cigale chantecigale.com   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Cinsault - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$50.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: May 16, 2009 , from a member
Best 2010-2025
rated: September 18, 2011 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
93 points "Deeper, fuller, broader, and fuller-bodied than the regular bottling with greater concentration, depth, length, and I assume, much better aging potential as well, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a beauty. This is a bold wine of considerable exuberance, with impressive levels of kirsch-like fruit intermixed with some blacker fruits, ground pepper, incense, and roasted herbs. It is very full-bodied, has admirable glycerin and depth, noticeable but sweet tannin, and a 40+-second finish. This is a super Chateauneuf du Pape that should hit its peak in 2-4 years and last for 15 or more years." Best 2011-2027
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