Red

1994 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • cortoncharlie wrote: 94 points

    October 31, 2019 - 4th out of a case of 6 magnums. Every bottle delivered so far. Ok the 95 or 90 this was not but definitely Rayas through and through. Drinking at peak but will hold. Best to serve it on the cool side like a Burgundy,. Is there a better red wine made in France in 1994?

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    July 29, 2019 - At peak, this beauty displayed its not-stop, sexy, kirsch notes on the nose and palate, accompanied by a cornucopia of fresh herbs and spice. Elegant, refined, medium-bodied and fresh, if you have a bottle, pop a cork as it's not going to improve. While the wine lacks the depth and power of the best vintages, the Rayas style is unmistakable here. For a Rayas with bottle-age, this is probably the best deal out there.

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  • cortoncharlie wrote: 93 points

    January 9, 2019 - IMHO probably the best red wine from Rhone for the vintage...out of magnum no decant

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 24, 2018 - Red cherry and light earth notes on both nose and palate. Faintest sweet spice remaining on the nose. Drink now. 90-91

  • beatles wrote: 90 points

    September 9, 2017 - PB 50 Rayas Extravarganza (PB's house, Charlottenlund): Thinning, watery out disappears - a bit too quickly, I think. On day 2 still fresh, quite understated, a bit narrow (in comparison). I do not see it getting better. PB loved it.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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 (0%)
  • In Cellars 182 (60%)
  • Consumed 119 (39%)

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