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2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Pignan
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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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2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Pignan

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

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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(100% grenache "for all intents," says Reynaud):  Vivid red.  Intensely fragrant nose displays an exotic array of red fruit, incense and floral scents.  Sweet raspberry and cherry flavors offer both depth and impressive energy, with silky tannins adding support.  Spiciness and florality build on the long, juicy finish, which emphasizes raspberry and candied licorice.  This Chateauneuf gains weight with air, but maintains freshness and clarity. 


93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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