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2006 - Chateau Rayas, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Pignan
- Chateauneuf du Pape
- 90 RP
The medium deep ruby-hued 2006 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape reveals classic kirsch liqueur, lavender, and licorice scents. It is medium-bodied, silky, soft, and delicious. After going through a transitional period after Jacques Reynaud died in 1997, it is safe to say that his nephew, Emmanuel Reynaud, has returned this venerable estate to its previous level of high quality. While Chateauneuf du Pape is a warm appellation, Rayas is situated in a cool micro-climate, and is undoubtedly not an easy property to maintain. It is also known for its sandy soils, which are in total contrast to the rock-strewn plateau a half mile to the east, west, and south. Two utterly profound Rayas Chateauneuf du Papes have been produced recently, the 2005 and 2007. 2007 is a superb vintage at Chateau Rayas.