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Château Rayas

Rhône wine Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Château Rayas
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Pignan
2007 
Notations : 
  • Robert Parker : 91 points
  • Your Cellarman :
    93 points
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Red wine
0,75 L
CARD-INDEX OF CELLAR
Area : Vallée du Rhône
Name : Châteauneuf du Pape
Type : Red wine
Grape variety : Grenache, Mourvèdre
Structure : Complex, Consistent, Deep, Dense, Finesse, Rich, Sappy
Families of flavor : Café, Chocolat, Cuir, Fresh fruits, Spices, Truffe
Conservation : A boire jusqu'en 2025
Temperature of service : 17°
Mets/Wines agreements : Côte de boeuf à la moelle, Epaule d'agneau braisée, Magret de canard aux figues
Capacity : Bottle (0,75 L)
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Description :

The 2003 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape does not possess extra flavor and fragrance dimensions, but it offers gobs of kirsch liqueur, black cherry, and raspberry fruit, and a fat, explosively ripe, corpulent style that is undeniably rich, fleshy, and succulent. It should drink well for 10+ years.

Château Rayas

Domaine Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape  

Robert Parker’s Review :

"A disclaimer is in order concerning the following tasting notes. While the bottled 2000s were easy to taste, the 2001 barrel tastings at Rayas were challenging because there was no electricity in the cellars. Rayas was one of many estates where electricity had been cut off by the floods of September 8 and 9. Hence, the tasting was conducted by flashlight ... a first in my 25 years of experience.

It was hard to get a grasp of the barrel samples’ colors when viewed by flashlight, but they appeared to be light to medium ruby. However, darkly pigmented wines are rarely produced at this domaine. There have been some deep-colored vintages of Rayas (1995, 1990, and 1989), but most are surprisingly weak in color, yet intense in flavor.

After going through a transitional period after Jacques Reynaud died in 1997, it is safe to say that his nephew, Emmanuel Reynaud, has returned this venerable estate to its previous level of high quality. While Chateauneuf du Pape is a warm appellation, Rayas is situated in a cool micro-climate, and is undoubtedly not an easy property to maintain. It is also known for its sandy soils, which are in total contrast to the rock-strewn plateau a half mile to the east, west, and south. Two utterly profound Rayas Chateauneuf du Papes have been produced recently, the 2005 and 2007. 2007 is a superb vintage at Chateau Rayas."

   Domaine Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape

Notes de dégustation

Robert Parker : 91 points
"Probably the greatest one ever made was the 1990, but the 2003 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape is strikingly good. There are about 7,000 bottles of it, and I would probably go as far as to say that it is the best Pignan from this estate since the 1990. Dense ruby to the rim with a glorious nose of framboise, black raspberries, sweet cherries, and kirsch, the wine is full-bodied, broad, high in alcohol, but rich, chewy, and totally captivating and seductive. Drink it over the next 12-14 years." (2006)

Cave des Grands Vins : 93 points
"Une robe rubis profonde. Un nez explosif de fruits noirs, de terre mouillée, de boite à épice et de reglisse. Ce chateauneuf est profond riche et sa finale dure plus de 30 seconde. Un grand vin dans la pure tradition de Rayas." (2013)

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