Château Rayas

Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2005

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

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

And now Syrah is grown in Germany (not a joke) and soon Grenache in Norway (a joke).
Gregory Fulchiero

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It’s good to mount a unicorn 🦄 every now and then - cheers to you
Byron Hewett

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Ira, I am with you. I love Rayas and am fortunate to have a few. The prices, though, are nuts!

Giovanni Montisci

Barrosu Cannonau di Sardegna 2018

The best from Sardinia, one of the best Grenache I have ever had. Crazy complex, persistent and expressive nose and palate. Texturallly reminiscent of those sandy soiled, fine tannin ala Chateau Rayas. — 4 months ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache

Nothing like a Rayas - even number 2. Spices. energy. Great stuff — 6 months ago

Sarah ShauerCynthia LangstaffChris Langstaff
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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

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

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Château des Tours

Réserve Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend

I don’t normally shine to Grenache, but the Rayas family of wimemakers are so good. Smoky with pepper, and restrained fruit. Want to Try in 5 more years — 4 months ago

Sarah ShauerCynthia LangstaffChris Langstaff
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Bodega Cuatro Rayas

Rueda Verdejo 2019

Álcool 13,0%.
— 5 months ago

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

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

Lucien Michel

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

Part of a CDP tasting with Rayas and Tardieu-Laurent. Most fruit forward of the group. A nice wine but 3rd of 3 — 3 months ago

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Rotem & Mounir Saouma

Arioso Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

Outside of the Rayas family wines, my favorite CDP. A wonderful almost Smokey bouquet covers the brightness of granache fruit and Gus it great balance. Earthier than most cdp. Not overly sweet. A pleasure. — 5 months ago

Sarah ShauerCynthia LangstaffChris Langstaff
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Château Rayas

Chateau de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 1983

Dark color still, meaty, bacon, dark fruits, so complex for a mere Cotes du Rhône, very long finish, this is just outstanding!! — 6 months ago

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