Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc

9.414 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blanc, Clairette
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

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.

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.

Dec 1st, 2019
Rick Baumgarten

Fabulous. Superb texture. Creamy yet crisp. Fresh and clean but fruity. My WOTN among very, very tough company.

Fabulous. Superb texture. Creamy yet crisp. Fresh and clean but fruity. My WOTN among very, very tough company.

Jun 4th, 2016
Izek Jasper

Lunching.

Lunching.

May 1st, 2015
Alvaro Bustillos

Navidad 12/20

Navidad 12/20

Dec 25th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Drew hendricks
Greg Kasanoff

Drew hendricks
Greg Kasanoff

Feb 29th, 2020
Raaj Chitaley

Almost too young

Almost too young

Nov 1st, 2014
Jeroen Koenen

Unforgettable wine: white Rayas...
This has a level of complexity, definition and elegance, that I rarely encounter... Wow. 96/100

Unforgettable wine: white Rayas...
This has a level of complexity, definition and elegance, that I rarely encounter... Wow. 96/100

Dec 18th, 2013
James Cahill

'07 Rayas Blanc

'07 Rayas Blanc

Oct 27th, 2017
James Cahill

While I am totally enamored with their reds, their whites are not to be missed. This '07 reminds me why I love all things Rayas. A singular wine and a white Rhone Rayas not to be missed if you are into that sort of thing.

While I am totally enamored with their reds, their whites are not to be missed. This '07 reminds me why I love all things Rayas. A singular wine and a white Rhone Rayas not to be missed if you are into that sort of thing.

Jul 14th, 2016
Ricard Rofes

Ricard had this 4 years ago

Ricard had this 4 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2016