Red

2005 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône Château de Fonsalette Cuvée Syrah

Syrah

  • France
  • > Rhône
  • > Southern Rhône
  • > Côtes du Rhône
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • cardsandwine Likes this wine:

    June 2, 2013 - Took some time to open, but when it did it showed the great pedigree of a Rayas wine. Inky color, earthy nose with pure and balanced fruit on the palate.

  • brigcampbell Likes this wine:

    January 26, 2013 - Dinner with Friends (FMIII in the OC): Super wine. Dark plum, spice, and a solid dose of white pepper. Great complexity. I went back for more of this one.

  • Anonymous wrote: (93 points)

    June 6, 2011 - Je croyais avoir affaire à un Châteauneuf tant la vinification me semble semblable et produit une Syrah riche et parfumé, qu'on croirait agrémentée de Grenache. Un vin sérieux, qui ne tente pas d'en faire trop, mais se laisse boire avec une facilité déconcertante.

  • thirstyman wrote:

    April 21, 2011 - decanted and poured a taste. Definately syrah, but the nose was still tight and slowly opened all night. Hints of herbs but focused on the floral side of things. Smooth to drink, but still just a bit tight. Try again in a year or two.

  • pvd420 wrote: (94 points)

    May 2, 2010 - Meaty, almost sappy in quality. Young but expressive.

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #14, 12/18/2012 (link) 94 points

    (Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône Château de Fonsalette Cuvée Syrah) Subscribe to see review text.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, Issue #136 (link)

    (Chateau Rayas Chateau de Fonsalette Syrah Cotes du Rhone) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2007, Issue #130 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Rayas
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Château de Fonsalette Cuvée Syrah
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Côtes du Rhône

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 62 (67%)
  • Consumed 30 (33%)

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