Château Rayas

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2007

First whiff almost medicinal which blew off. I decanted half and kept half in the bottle to compare. Tasted from the bottle first. Aromas of quince, peach,grapefruit and a touch of honey. On the palate - WOW - mouthfilling of profound intensity - honey and toffee notes with a refreshing twist of grapefruit to finish off. A full bodied rich white made up of 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Unctuous yet with vibrant energy and enough acid to stop it being blowsy. Great winemaking. Equally as enjoyable as a mature Grand Cru White Burgundy - My first Rayas Blanc and it was a stunning experience. One of the whites of the year! Then I tried the half that had been decanted and it had a little of that vibrant energy decanted out of it. To compare scores: 98 straight out of the bottle and 96 for the decanted version. — 7 days ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Absolutely agree. This was very much a Wow wine for me. Pity it was so expensive but it is Rayas I suppose.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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It used to be terribly cheaper😢
David T

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Beautiful producer.

Henri Bonneau

Réserve des Célestins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Remains my favorite masculin CNDP, the other is feminin “rayas”. Blockbuster, tar, pencil, Outstanding — a month ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2008

WOW! Gorgeous wine. Medium-light bodied, light tannins, but so layered and so much fruit. Somehow the intense fruit doesn’t unbalance a subtle spice and a hint of green. Shockingly good. — 10 hours ago

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El Vuelo

Vuelo de Rayas Limosneros

Mexican wine deliciousness — a month ago

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Bodegas Bernabeleva

Carril del Rey Garnacha 2016

This is amazing Garnacha, soft and delicious, could be like Rayas, same translucent colour, taste is so complex, all kinds of berries and still a fresh afterglow🙏 — 3 months ago

Château Rayas

Pignan Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 1991

Almost 30 yrs old and still rocking. Rich and complex still quite fruity and balanced. — 8 days ago

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Bodega Cuatro Rayas

Vendimia Nocurna Rueda Verdejo 2018

Nose of lychee, lime, almond shell, and sea breeze.

Melon, green apple, lemon, lime, and a touch of peach on the finish. Medium acidity with a touch of lingering alcohol heat.

I don't drink a lot of Spanish whites, but I think I should start! Tasty wine and nice value.
— 10 days ago

Pedres Blanques

Pedres Blanques Rogue 2018

This is ridiculous, so elegant and floral. I ordered four more bottles before I finished the first glass. Baby Rayas from the Roussillon?!? — 3 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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LOL...Been in that same spot before!