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1999 Chateau Rayas Chateau de Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone
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About Chateau Rayas

Historically cited as the exception that proves that a 100%-Grenache wine can be capable of long aging, Rayas has for decades been treasured for its unique combination of almost Burgundian red-berry perfume and extraordinary liqueur-like ripeness and mouth-filling richness. Founded in 1880 by Albert Reynaud, Chateau Rayas is now maintained by Albert’s great-grandson, Emmanuel.

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1999 Chateau Rayas Chateau de Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone

Producer: Chateau Rayas
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Rhone Blend
Origin: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Cotes du Rhone

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2002

($55) Medium ruby. Slightly rustic aromas of dark berries, leather, spices and meat. Sweetly penetrating, vinous flavors of raspberry, pepper and spices. Peppery finish exudes a late hint of dark chocolate.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About the Cotes du Rhone

The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...

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