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2003 Rayas - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve) 750ml
2003 Rayas - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve)
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2003 Rayas - Chateauneuf du Pape (Reserve)
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Professional Reviews

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95

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 163

The 2003 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape has gone from strength to strength and now looks to be the finest vintage since the monumental 1995. Deep ruby to the rim with that classic Rayas nose of flowers, kirsch liqueur, black raspberries, crushed rocks, and minerals, the wine is dense and concentrated, with a broad, savory mouthfeel, sweet yet silky tannin, fabulous persistence, and a blockbuster finish that just goes on and on. This is a reassuringly profound Rayas that seems to suggest that Emmanuel Reynaud has finally figured out this cold-climate terroir in a warm climate appellation. This wine should be given 3-4 years of bottle age, and drunk over the following 20+ years.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth

Lovely perfume, with tightly woven red and black cherry, graphite, incense, mineral and sous bois notes that stay fresh and focused thanks to finely imbedded acidity. Stylish finish. 1,500 cases made.

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Community Reviews

94

Stephen G41 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 09/01/2014

Exquisite CdP

Conrad K Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 02/07/2014

Did not show well. Closed and a little VA.

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