Château Rayas

Château de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

9.33 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.

This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it!

Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.

This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it!

Mar 10th, 2019
Mike Levin

I could smell this all day. Delivers again. Lush raisin and wax.

I could smell this all day. Delivers again. Lush raisin and wax.

Oct 9th, 2017
Mike Levin

Lush raisins and meat. Beautiful bright ruby. Crystalline.

Lush raisins and meat. Beautiful bright ruby. Crystalline.

Aug 18th, 2017