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2006 - Rayas, Chateau de Fonsalette

Rhone, Red

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Wine Details
Rayas, Chateau de Fonsalette 2006 Cotes du Rhone
Vintage:
2006
Type:
Red
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
loose
Appellation:
Cotes du Rhone
Region:
Rhone
Score:
90 RP
Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Wine Advocate

The 2006 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone exhibits meaty, herbal, tapenade, pepper, animal fur, and damp earth-like notes. It is soft, round, lush, and best consumed over the next 10+ years. 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