Red

2007 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 99 points

    November 8, 2019 - Just an incredible tasting experience from the nose to the palate. Holy Cow! The haunting perfume is more than ample to get things going. But on the palate, where the wine really shines, it is the endless waves sweet, ripe kirsch and cherry notes that stop you in its tracks. Picture layer after layer of elegance and purity and you only start getting what this is all about. Not decanted, which was a minor mistake as the wine got better and better in the glass, filling out and gaining in complexity and softness. This is what great wine is all about!

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  • drwine2001 wrote:

    November 5, 2019 - Another Wine Slog Across France; 11/2/2019-11/13/2019 (Paris, Alsace, Burgundy, Encore Paris): A late substitute for the sold out 2005 on a wine list-lucky us! Darker, deeper ruby than I've usually seen with Rayas. Both the nose and palate overload the senses with black cherry, licorice, coffee, crushed herb, and chocolate. A friend said "ripe tomato", and I can understand her take. All of this is restrained by very good acidity for the year, and the feel is superb, if weightier than typical Rayas. With time, I will admit that the slightest bit of heat showed up, but in the context of this vintage, the complexity, vibrancy, and lack of roasted qualities are nothing short of miraculous.

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  • soyhead wrote:

    November 3, 2019 - At dinner, near Avignon
    Nose - ripe brambleberry, dark fruit licorice, black pepper
    Mouth - dense, vinous, highly concentrated, with small sips engulfing the palate. Very rich but taut. Almost reminiscent of a California wine in its richness and intensity. I think this has all the stuffing but needs at least ten years to mellow. In a word : hold.

  • Renatod wrote: 93 points

    October 24, 2019 - Bom. Começou como parker, mas evoluiu ótimo com uma menta picante. Entregando, não valendo preço.

  • 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.

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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 941 (73%)
  • Consumed 290 (22%)

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