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2005 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pignan Reserve

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 60

  • Dehrmann wrote: 95 points

    July 23, 2023 - Amazing dark red fruits - still can age - little overbearing / high intensity

  • Raage Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 23, 2023 - (CdV)
    Un des meilleurs Pignan que j’ai bu…
    Peut-être parce que la patte Reynaud y est plus marquée que sur d’autres millésimes ? En tout cas, il etait en pleine forme, superbe de complexité, alliant le thé noir au poivre, les fruits a l’alcool, la fraise mara et une pointe d’olive verte et du pot-pourri (la signature), des herbes de la garrigue .
    On a certes pas la finesse de Rayas (qui lui sort des murs de Châteauneuf-du-Pape pour le coup), ce Pignan reste solaire et puissant, sudiste a souhait.

  • Ms. Bubblehead Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 10, 2022 - Part of a grenache blind tasting. A warmer expression here, with some rustic notes, but balanced by some classic Rayas purity. It was a good wine, but maybe a bit warm, at least compared to the better Comando G.

  • Jeanda Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 4, 2021 - Bouteille légèrement épaulée et rebouchée 24h avant dégustation. Nez très intense de fraise, de rose et d'épice. Bouche puissante mais équilibrée et parfaitement digeste. Bu en parallèle avec Rayas 2005, ce qui a permis de faire ressortir une géniale opposition de style : Pignan sur la puissance et la générosité, Rayas sur l'élégance et la profondeur.

  • joshabramson Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 17, 2021 - Silky, ripe strawberries, some some lean and crunchy acidity. A little bit of green on the finish, but otherwise this is really drinking great right now.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #9, 9/25/2011 (link)

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Vinous

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

    (Chateau Rayas Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    4/13/2008 (link)

    (Pignan Chateaneuf-du-Pape Rouge) This had the ripest nose so far. Rich and full-on cherried with unreal delineation on the palate. Like a laser. So pure and so fresh with so much focus. How could the Rayas Grand Vin be?

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Rayas
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Pignan Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 480 (66%)
  • Consumed 251 (34%)

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