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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.
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2013
Bright yellow. Aromas and flavors of fresh pit fruits, honey and orange peel. Taut and stony, offering terrific clarity and lift. Closes zesty and long, with resonating minerality and a sneaky floral quality. As usual, this is an intriguing, highly complex southern Rhone white wine that significantly over-delivers for its category.