2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Starting with the white and an absolutely knockout effort that’s both rich and fresh, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc has gorgeous notes of golden fruits, melon, citrus blossom and edgy minerality all soaring from the glass. Vibrant, pure and lively, with medium-bodied richness, perfect balance and clean, integrated acidity, it’s a classy, versatile white to drink over the coming decade or so (although the safe bet is to drink in the first 2-3 years). Drink now-2015.