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1988 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 92 WA
  • 55 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47237-1988-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    A gorgeous effort, the 1988 has come on strong lately. While neither as flamboyant as the 1990 nor as extracted as the 1989, it is a gorgeously elegant example that would be interesting to insert in a top grand cru red Burgundy tasting. Flowery, sweet black cherries and raspberries, along with resiny, loamy soil aromas jump from the glass of this dark ruby-colored Chateauneuf. Full-bodied, rich, and just reaching its plateau of maturity, it will last for another 5-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 55

    Corked.--Chƒteau Rayas vertical.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
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  • This legendary cellar grew to its fame through the efforts of the late Jacques Reynaud and is now run by his nephew, Emmanuel. The reds are mainly Grenache and reveal a solid concentration that reacts to aging by extracting layer upon layer of subtle texture and complexity. Most people tend to rave about the Rayas, but in our estimation, the Pignan (which is made up of the cuvees that didn't make the Rayas cut) is a terrific second wine that is such an extraordinary value that it should be purchased in case quantities. Often this unassuming wine can eclipse many a top Chateauneuf.

    See other similar producers:Chateau Beaucastel,Clos des Papes

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 70 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors