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2005 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47237-2005

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$992.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Deep red. Explosively perfumed nose offers a kaleidoscopic bouquet of red berries, candied cherry, orange marmalade and fresh flowers. Silky and deep in raspberry and cherry flavor, but with an airy, graceful character reminiscent of a highfalootin' Burgundy. A remarkably concentrated, elegant wine that finishes with superb, seamless length. There is absolutely no excess fat on this.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Really pure, tangy and superracy, with fresh, bright minerality rippling through the red cherry, red currant, fresh garrigue, shiso leaf and licorice notes. The long, finely tuned finish lingers on and on, with very fine acidity carrying it all.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2028
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Showing the more structured, savory and austere side of the vintage, the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape will be 20-30 year wine. Offering up lots of darker fruits, gunpowder, ground pepper, truffles and licorice, it has full-bodied richness, a beautiful texture and no shortage of tannin or acid, both of which make themselves known on the finish. This is a wine to hide in the cellar for at least another 4-5 years, and it will still be going strong in 2030+. I don't see this matching the 1995 or 2007, but it's not far off.
    Drink Dates: 2020-2035
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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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

    • 598 bottles owned
    • 62 collectors