Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Cigale, Southern Rhône, France, 2016
Grapes: A blend of mostly Grenache and Syrah with a touch of Mourvèdre & Cinsault
The wine has lots of warm black fruit and plum aromas, with cinnamon, spices, pepper and a hint of vanilla. The palate is concentrated with damsons, red fruit, spice and stony minerality with a very elegant and warm finish. The mouth is initially very silky but gives way to some mouth watering acidity and firm tannins.
"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." 91/100 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, July 2018
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