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2003 Château Rayas Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47234-2003-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Alluring nose of licorice, sous bois and cherry confiture, with a silky palate of blackberry, plum and tobacco notes. Fine, minerally finish. 750 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Probably the greatest one ever made was the 1990, but the 2003 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape is strikingly good. There are about 7,000 bottles of it, and I would probably go as far as to say that it is the best Pignan from this estate since the 1990. Dense ruby to the rim with a glorious nose of framboise, black raspberries, sweet cherries, and kirsch, the wine is full-bodied, broad, high in alcohol, but rich, chewy, and totally captivating and seductive. Drink it over the next 12-14 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: rcl
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

  • 213 bottles owned
  • 32 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 32 collectors)