Whatever you want to call me , Rayas fanboy, groupie, fanatic, I am guilty as charged.
After a night of drinking some very special burgundy and champagne , I pulled this out as the evenings festivities were coming to an end. No decant just a pop and pour . Like a great racehorse it overcame many challenges and handicaps before it emerged victorious . Meteorites of cherry, raspberry and mint assault your nose. In the mouth, pure red fruit is joined by pepper and earth where it all combines to stage a “sit in “ that does not end. A gift from Bacchus — 2 months ago
A tasting of magnificent CdPs. The ‘03 Rayas was sublime. Drinking a garden with a peppery, smoky nose. Just magnificent. Tasted with a ‘07 Tardieu-Laurent which was beautifully balanced. Fuller than the Rayas, with more of the typical CDP nose. Perfect time for the ‘07. The third wine was the ‘07 Vieux Donjon. The most typical of the granache fruit forward CDP. A bit too much fruit for me. Lacked the balance of the T-L. In the end, nothing compares to the Rayas. An exquisite wine of all time. — 3 months ago
VIVINO - EVINO — 5 months ago
One glass and I did not open the whole bottle. Still I am not disappointed. So far one of the best Chateauneuf-du-pape I had except for Rayas. I am wondering how it wilm evolve. Sor far we have dark fruits, a bit of spices and quite à long finish. I am also surprised that such a wine is pretty much unknown. — 3 months ago