Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc

9.3169 ratings
9.389 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blanc, Clairette
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.9

A majestic showing, quite dense aromatically, driven still by wooden spice, there are notes of viscous fruit, tropical tea, savory toffee and warm minerals. There is tremendous concentration and good acidity which carries this wine long on the palate. Definitely, wow.

A majestic showing, quite dense aromatically, driven still by wooden spice, there are notes of viscous fruit, tropical tea, savory toffee and warm minerals. There is tremendous concentration and good acidity which carries this wine long on the palate. Definitely, wow.

Dec 7th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Perfumed nose of honey , nuts and apricots. Tremendous concentration of flavors that are consistently changing as it sits in the glass. Pineapple, minerals , almonds , lime and honey all make appearances in every possible combination. A Reubenesque wine.

Perfumed nose of honey , nuts and apricots. Tremendous concentration of flavors that are consistently changing as it sits in the glass. Pineapple, minerals , almonds , lime and honey all make appearances in every possible combination. A Reubenesque wine.

Jul 21st, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

Loaded intense yellow
Cedar, kiwi, floral, musk, minerally, aromatic herbs, sage, spearmint, ginger
Balanced sip between the freshness and the fatness
Interminable salinity
Great substance
Already complex
It will age gracefully
Very fascinating and sensual
Hints of middle East spices
To buy and re-buy👍

Loaded intense yellow
Cedar, kiwi, floral, musk, minerally, aromatic herbs, sage, spearmint, ginger
Balanced sip between the freshness and the fatness
Interminable salinity
Great substance
Already complex
It will age gracefully
Very fascinating and sensual
Hints of middle East spices
To buy and re-buy👍

Mar 16th, 2018
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.6

A wine that makes you reassess the capacity of what is possible.

A wine that makes you reassess the capacity of what is possible.

Jul 31st, 2017
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

Not sure why I waited this long to have this wine but very happy that I finally did.

Not sure why I waited this long to have this wine but very happy that I finally did.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2015
Daniel Toral

Sommelier Lippi Restaurants

9.1

The wine that hipsters & collectors can happily agree on. Such a fresh expression of 2003. When north east exposure shows its benefits

The wine that hipsters & collectors can happily agree on. Such a fresh expression of 2003. When north east exposure shows its benefits

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

At 17 years, mature nose of yellow stone fruit marmalade, honeycomb and braised fennel. Intense and long with good acidity.

At 17 years, mature nose of yellow stone fruit marmalade, honeycomb and braised fennel. Intense and long with good acidity.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
David Cilli

2005

2005

Jul 9th, 2016
Neal Dessouky

Delicious with white bean and tuna salad. Very balanced wine in a perfect place.

Delicious with white bean and tuna salad. Very balanced wine in a perfect place.

Jun 24th, 2016
Jim Wallick

Drinking perfectly now but would benefit from a few more years laying down

Drinking perfectly now but would benefit from a few more years laying down

Jun 22nd, 2016