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0 (£0.00) Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape

2007 - Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Rhone, Red

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Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage:
2007
Type:
Red
Size:
1x75cl
Condition:
loose
Appellation:
Chateauneuf du Pape
Region:
Rhone
Wine Advocate #203 Oct 2012 Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I think the Rayas 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape will turn out to eclipse the 2005. It is unequivocally the finest wine made here since Emmanuel Reynaud’s uncle, the late Jacques Reynaud, produced his brilliant 1995. This wine was just released this year, with the 2008 coming on the market in the next few months. The 2007 is a relatively dark ruby/purple-tinged wine, more intensely colored than most Rayas Chateauneufs tend to be, since they are made from 100% Grenache and color has never been one of their hallmarks. The extraordinarily youthful and still burgeoning aromatics of black raspberries, black cherries, truffles and licorice lead to a full-bodied, powerful Rayas with sweet tannin, adequate acidity, and an ethereal richness and unctuosity that delicately offers a sensual texture. It is full-bodied, concentrated and approachable, but won’t hit its peak for at least another 4-5 years and will last for 25 or more. This is a spectacular Rayas, the likes of which hasn’t existed at this qualitative level since 1995. The current releases of Fonsalette include the 2007 and 2008 Cotes du Rhone, as the 2009s will not be released until next year, and the 2010s the year after.