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2002 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • vetty wrote: 93 points

    July 15, 2021 - it's ripen, red (so red), sweet, I mean so sweet as a non-sweet red.
    It has honey, perfume, lots of white pepper and spice, peach, jujube, mineral, and rust. I'm like drinking sweet wine.
    Light body maybe bc the old vintage?

  • hprphf wrote: 94 points

    July 15, 2021 - Rhone & Champagne x BBQ Meats: Somewhat a vintage I did not have the best experiences with in Rhone (including the top producers), but damn Rayas well exceeded my expectations. Spicy cherry fruit on the nose, quite sweet, almost liquor-like, with a bright core just glowing with its charm. Weightless and lifted on the palate. Barely any edge, so smooth, yet with its incredible flow of energy going all around. To be fair, still lighter than even other vintages of Rayas, but this is a major success, and very ready to drink today. 94

  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    March 6, 2020 - From the same source as my bottles from a few years ago. Sweet, sweet raspberry and incense, leaning in a cloying direction without actually getting there. Sweet tea, and a touch of VA. More advanced than my last bottle. On the palate, excellent, vibrant, acidity, tawny red fruit, a touch of porty density, but weightless nonetheless, and a pepper heat on the finish. This is stunning, if perhaps on the downslope.

  • Dehrmann Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 10, 2019 - Slightly troubled. Okie
    Gorgeous nose...intense raspberry and spice
    Slight green notes
    Soft tannins

    Dinner at Marcus

  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    September 21, 2018 - Pitch Perfect Rayas. When this is on, there is nothing you'd rather have...and it was on tonight. Gorgeous nose of pure incense and raspberry...quintessentially Rayas nose. Perfectly balanced on the palate, with loads of red fruit, savory herbs and a touch of silky tannin. Just unbelievable...best showing of a Rayas since my first.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Rayas
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 110 (59%)
  • Consumed 76 (41%)

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Canard à l'orange, gigot de chevreuil aux prunes rouges

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