Domaine Chante Cigale; Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2016

Country: France

Region: Vallée du Rhône, Rhône méridional

Designation of origin: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grape varieties: Grenache 65 %, Syrah 20 %, Mourvèdre 10 %, Cinsault 5 %

Degree of alcohol: 15 %

My review: Deep purple color with strong legs hanging on the sides of the glass. Very beautiful color and visual complexity. Initial hints off the nose are deep rooted pungent black berry notes , long lasting in the nasal cavities of spice, oak and tobacco aromatics. Taste is tremendous and incredibly balanced. Upfront mixture of spiciness and tart that blend into well rounded flavor of lasting pepper and tannin. Medium body wine that is surprising for the flavor complexities.

My rating: 92/100 Robert M. Parker Jr: 91/100