Red

2007 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 55

  • Claret & CdP Gang Likes this wine:

    August 9, 2019 - Dinner at home to celebrate Esh’s birthday, rich ripe, sweet & pruny, well balanced given the alc, I think these 07 Rayas are in its awkward teen years, very different from bottles drank in 2013-2014.

  • Papies wrote: 92 points

    March 16, 2019 - This been a 2007 makes it currently an atypical Rayas, less gentle, riper, heavier and albeit "only" 14% alc we felt it was quite noticeable and in a way out of tune with the elegance we have come to expect. Beyond that the wine is definitely young and we would give it another 5 years minimum to develop . 92 for now

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  • Keith Levenberg Does not like this wine: 63 points

    December 28, 2018 - Noxious. Like Robitussin. Not only in the sense that it literally tastes like Robitussin, but the sensation is *just like* those kids medicines that taste so vile they have to add a ton of sweetness to make it possible to force even a tiny bit down the gullet, which instead of masking the grossness just makes it taste both gross and grossly sweet.

  • MPAN Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 24, 2018 - Light to medium red; rich rounded raspberry nose, slight hint of greenness; rich and rounded, some sweetness, a bit sour in the middle; more body than Fonsalette also tasted, same green notes

  • hprphf wrote: 96 points

    October 12, 2018 - Deep and rich rose of dominant fruit: spicy raspberry jam, currant, lychee, licorice, strawberry, leather, caramel, strong alcohol. Developing secondary of truffle and animalistic. Mild yet broad ripeness adds to the exceptional balance. Sweet palate supported by firm tannin, albeit a bit flat. Retaining the signature Rayas lightness this wine is very Burgundy (Grand Cru, something of a Musigny) in style, and really speaks to me. Waiting for a stronger secondary and tertiary, and potentially a stronger structure. 96+

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 65 (5%)
  • In Cellars 919 (72%)
  • Consumed 284 (22%)

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