Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend

9.571 ratings
9.532 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

A very warm year still strong after 16 years more masculine than the usual rayas. Still deep color a bit orange at the rim showing age. Smokey, kirsh, long long burn (more than a minute).3rd best year in the 2000s after 2005 and the legendary 2007.

A very warm year still strong after 16 years more masculine than the usual rayas. Still deep color a bit orange at the rim showing age. Smokey, kirsh, long long burn (more than a minute).3rd best year in the 2000s after 2005 and the legendary 2007.

Mar 7th, 2019
Neal Dessouky

Beautiful especially in context of vintage. Very elegant and complex. Showed a touch of heat but otherwise gorgeous.

Beautiful especially in context of vintage. Very elegant and complex. Showed a touch of heat but otherwise gorgeous.

Nov 4th, 2016
Ceccherini Cristiano

Had it again in September 2012.
Spectacular colour, ruby with hints of orange on the edges, fascinating brilliance. Thousands shades of scents. From wild berries to iron, savoury, minerally, juniper and so much more....
Wine that will last for a long haul, but it is already perfectly enjoyable. Superb palate. Super long with very unusual flavours.

Had it again in September 2012.
Spectacular colour, ruby with hints of orange on the edges, fascinating brilliance. Thousands shades of scents. From wild berries to iron, savoury, minerally, juniper and so much more....
Wine that will last for a long haul, but it is already perfectly enjoyable. Superb palate. Super long with very unusual flavours.

Aug 27th, 2016
Ceccherini Cristiano

Had it in March 2008.
Super great. Full Dark fruit, black berry and plums, but with a bug acidic push. Fills your mouth and makes you feel like asking for more. Very minerally, liquorice and chestnut. We literally hadn't had the time to let it breath. So easy to drink.😍😍

Had it in March 2008.
Super great. Full Dark fruit, black berry and plums, but with a bug acidic push. Fills your mouth and makes you feel like asking for more. Very minerally, liquorice and chestnut. We literally hadn't had the time to let it breath. So easy to drink.😍😍

Aug 20th, 2016
Matt Duncan

Much lighter than expected. Delicate color, bursting savory cranberry attack. Moderate tannins at first but really tightened up after an hour of decanting. Freshness belies its age.

Much lighter than expected. Delicate color, bursting savory cranberry attack. Moderate tannins at first but really tightened up after an hour of decanting. Freshness belies its age.

May 13th, 2016
Scott Wren

2003. $330 a bottle! Barnyard on the nose. Red fruit. A lotta Grenache. Not too massive. Neutral oak barrels.

2003. $330 a bottle! Barnyard on the nose. Red fruit. A lotta Grenache. Not too massive. Neutral oak barrels.

Nov 13th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.4

Incredible feat for a blistering vintage!

Incredible feat for a blistering vintage!

Oct 4th, 2014
MaryRebecca Taylor

Candied. Not one of the greats.

Candied. Not one of the greats.

Sep 15th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.4

Do not dismiss the 2003s, not even in the hot southern Rhone.

Do not dismiss the 2003s, not even in the hot southern Rhone.

Dec 4th, 2013
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.9

Great shot of Zar Brooks gorgeous yellow polo thru the bottle

Great shot of Zar Brooks gorgeous yellow polo thru the bottle

Aug 18th, 2013