2014 Chante Cigale "l'Extrait" Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

SKU #1238473 Jancis Robinson

 Tasted blind. Greenish straw. Honeyed, rather succulent nose with an interesting green streak to it. Not the weightiest but well balanced with a fruity core.  (11/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Starting with the whites and made from 60% Roussanne and 40% Grenache Blanc that was raised in one- to three-year-old demi-muids, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Extrait (Roussanne) is racy and lean, with pretty notes of buttered citrus, honeysuckle and toasted bread. It needs a smidge more flesh to really shine, but it does a lot right and has terrific purity and a clean, focused finish. It will be better this time next year and have 4-5 years or more of prime drinking. (JD)  (10/2015)

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