Château Rayas

Chateau de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah

9.3684 ratings
9.3290 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

Much better than the 2008,rayas although this is Syrah in nature.

Much better than the 2008,rayas although this is Syrah in nature.

Apr 21st, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Feb 7th, 2019
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Just entering it’s prime 🔥

Just entering it’s prime 🔥

Dec 19th, 2018
Vito Sergio Parente

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Jul 27th, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Outdrinks 90 percent of chateauneuf-du-papes. This vintage shows a spacious, airiness in which the fruit just dances.

Outdrinks 90 percent of chateauneuf-du-papes. This vintage shows a spacious, airiness in which the fruit just dances.

3 people found it helpfulDec 11th, 2015
Richard Betts

Master Sommelier/Winemaker/Mezcalero Saint Glinglin, Sombra

9.6

This was sooooo good.

This was sooooo good.

2 people found it helpfulOct 17th, 2013
Rajat Parr

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

9.4

Delicious Syrah grown on sand. Needs 10+ years

Delicious Syrah grown on sand. Needs 10+ years

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.8

Syrah. Could easily mistake this for structured Grand Cru Burgundy. Phenomenal

Syrah. Could easily mistake this for structured Grand Cru Burgundy. Phenomenal

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
Ed Lehrman

Super tasty and young still.

Super tasty and young still.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.0

1990 marcoux vv still has incredible richness licorice and a bit of underbrush 1989 beaucastel has a slight medicinal note and an array of spice box and fine herbs sill has some tannins 1989 rayas this wine has a good amount of fresh tea and an underbrush zesty finish Fondalet 1985 still has wonderful freshness and a good amount of zesty spice most excellent

1990 marcoux vv still has incredible richness licorice and a bit of underbrush 1989 beaucastel has a slight medicinal note and an array of spice box and fine herbs sill has some tannins 1989 rayas this wine has a good amount of fresh tea and an underbrush zesty finish Fondalet 1985 still has wonderful freshness and a good amount of zesty spice most excellent

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2014