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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.
91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2008
Component #1, "from clay and galets Deep, inky cherry and creme de framboise scents. Chewy dark fruit preserve flavors, with suave tannic grip and excellent persistence. Component #2: Inky purple color. Powerful dark fruit aromas, with a strong olive undertone. Spicy cherry and plum flavors are framed by solid tannins, turning sweeter and more red-fruity on the finish. In final form this should be a knockout.