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1999 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 92 WA
  • 83 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47237-1999-750

This item is available by the case only


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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($150) Medium red-ruby. Smoky redcurrant nose, with hints of game, leather and pepper; surmuri notes of dried fruits. Fat but quite fine; less sweet and fruit-driven today than the Pignan but more complex, more serious. This has solid structure for aging. |The Pignan always tastes better young than Rayas,| Reynaud points out.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 83

    Rustic red, with plenty of plum and cherry jam, as well as wild mushroom and tea leaf character. Medium-bodied, it lacks a bit of finesse, but delivers personality with its leather and wet earth notes. A bit bitter on the finish. 1,250 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The dark ruby-colored 1999 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape admirably conceals its 15% alcohol. With serious structure and tannin, this medium to full-bodied, closed 1999 offers beautiful, sweet kirsch liqueur notes in the aromatics and on the attack, but it tightens in the finish.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 4.5

    10 years young and a beautiful wine. A combination of red fruit and roasted earth. Our first Rayas and now I understand what the hype is all about.
    Author: MikeA
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

  • 167 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 43 collectors)