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2004 - Chateau Rayas, Chateau de Fonsalette Blanc

Rhone, White

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Wine Details
Vintage:
2004
Type:
White
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
loose
Drinking Window:
NA
Appellation:
Cotes du Rhone
Region:
Rhone
Score:
89 RP
Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue Date 28th Feb 2007 Source 169, The Wine Advocate

The 2004 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone white is another attractive wine that is made largely from white Grenache, Clairette, and a bit of Marsanne. The wine has hints of mint, white pepper, and some honeyed citrus. It is medium-bodied, refreshing, but pretty substantial in the mouth. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years. The 2005s at this renowned estate, both the Cotes du Rhones from the Fonselette estate and the Chateauneuf du Papes, are cool-climate style wines with some austerity but admirable delicacy and lightness. I didn’t think they were among the vintage’s strongest efforts, but they are certainly very much in keeping with the style of past Jacques Reynaud wines.