1994 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Community Tasting Note

  • dcwino wrote: 96 points

    November 1, 2012 - The 03 Bordeaux dinner at RIS in DC (RIS Restaurant, Washington DC): Although expressive, slightly metallic that clips the finish. Smoked, earth, cherry liquor, garrigue and earth. Medium concentration, silky and excellent overall balance. Almost four hours in a decanter, it opens up and no hint of metal which results in long finish and also the nose becomes explosive. Started as 93 point wine but more like 96 at the end. If the wine is correct upon opening, I highly recommend minimum two hours of decanting.

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  • fclarity commented:

    7/4/13, 2:42 PM - I couldn't agree with you more. While it is hard to plan far enough ahead to give wines 3 or 4 hours of air, it often pays substantial dividends if you do. Too many times wines are consumed and judged long before they have absorbed enough oxygen to blossom!

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