Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend

9.51086 ratings
9.5455 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

Wedged in between the monumental 2005 and 2007 this wine is more delicate but again a true Rayas. Perfect balance, strong kirsch tones and this endless perfume which comes with a sexy Rayas. Reynaud and Bonneau two opposite wines, both great, for me forget all the rest in red chateauneuf. What a joy and privilege to be allowed to drink this.

Wedged in between the monumental 2005 and 2007 this wine is more delicate but again a true Rayas. Perfect balance, strong kirsch tones and this endless perfume which comes with a sexy Rayas. Reynaud and Bonneau two opposite wines, both great, for me forget all the rest in red chateauneuf. What a joy and privilege to be allowed to drink this.

Sep 28th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.5

Excellent

Excellent

Sep 5th, 2018
Jeff Loo

Very Burgundian and quite emotional wine! In a beautiful spot but no rush to enjoy this. Easily will make old bones.

Very Burgundian and quite emotional wine! In a beautiful spot but no rush to enjoy this. Easily will make old bones.

Jul 30th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

Jul 21st, 2018
Justin Bothur

Cedar, dusty earth, cured meats, olive, cracked black pepper, fennel, dried tobacco, cranberry, leather. So much going on!

Cedar, dusty earth, cured meats, olive, cracked black pepper, fennel, dried tobacco, cranberry, leather. So much going on!

Jul 8th, 2018
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Elegant and extremely perfumed, a nice juicy red fruit core featuring ripe cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, followed by dried lavender, meaty beef jus, orange peel, undergrowth, sweet tobacco, charcoal, and intense black pepper. Delicious sweet red fruit flavors on entry with some dried apricots that lead to a umami rich midpalate filled with meaty notes, iron, and a slightly saline minerality that intermingles with intense peppery notes that linger for some time. Incredible silky mouth feel on this midbodied red, very light in structure but intense in flavors.

Elegant and extremely perfumed, a nice juicy red fruit core featuring ripe cherries, raspberries, and strawberries, followed by dried lavender, meaty beef jus, orange peel, undergrowth, sweet tobacco, charcoal, and intense black pepper. Delicious sweet red fruit flavors on entry with some dried apricots that lead to a umami rich midpalate filled with meaty notes, iron, and a slightly saline minerality that intermingles with intense peppery notes that linger for some time. Incredible silky mouth feel on this midbodied red, very light in structure but intense in flavors.

Jun 13th, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Rayas as it should be, feminin delicate pale and what a nose. Just love it

Rayas as it should be, feminin delicate pale and what a nose. Just love it

Jun 10th, 2018
David Langstaff

2007 vintage. Took an hour to two to open up and find its balance. Was acidic at the start both in nose and taste. Fleshed out and softened with time. Pepper on the front. Just a lovely Rayas. Shouldn’t drink too fast!

2007 vintage. Took an hour to two to open up and find its balance. Was acidic at the start both in nose and taste. Fleshed out and softened with time. Pepper on the front. Just a lovely Rayas. Shouldn’t drink too fast!

May 17th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

Lovely lean, warm red fruits and baking spices,

Lovely lean, warm red fruits and baking spices,

Apr 30th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Deep dark scarlet. Opaque. Notes of black cherry, violets, cranberries, plum, kirsch and herbs. Syrupy richness in the mouth. Had that telltale Rayas signature impact, almost (but not) over the top. Guessed 90 Rayas CdP.

Tasted blind. Deep dark scarlet. Opaque. Notes of black cherry, violets, cranberries, plum, kirsch and herbs. Syrupy richness in the mouth. Had that telltale Rayas signature impact, almost (but not) over the top. Guessed 90 Rayas CdP.

Jan 28th, 2018