2010 CHATEAU RAYAS Rouge 2010
rayas rouge 2010

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95-100 / 100


2010 CHATEAU RAYAS Rouge 2010

Condition Good

Stock : 2 bottles
1 500,00 € tax incl. 1 250,00 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
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Bettane et Desseauve
Bettane et Desseauve


Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson

(12-2011) I tasted three different ingredients from Rayas's trademark ancient foudres. According to Emmanuel Reynaud, the three orientations are very complementary. Coeur de Rayas - From 25- to 60-year-old vines, this is very aromatic, almost pine-flavoured. Great freshness and minerality. Shot through with sinews and muscles – very much made for the long term, even though the fruit should allow the drinker to approach it in less than 10 years. Coucher de Soleil de Rayas – West-facing vines. Again a bit reduced but with lots of finesse, fine tannins and density here. Strong, assertive personality grabs your attention. Levant de Soleil de Rayas – East-facing vines. The least tough of these three, a bit reduced. Very rich and round. Vibrant and glowing. Very Grenache.

96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(10-2011) The three component parts of the 2010 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape show it to be a deeply colored vintage with terrific fruit intensity of licorice, raspberries and sweet, jammy cherries. Medium to full-bodied and ripe with 15+% natural alcohol and sweet, soft tannins, this ethereal 2010 is reminiscent of the 2005 although the tannins in the 2010 are more silky.

Vintage Wine 2010
Region Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Château Rayas
Country France
Château informations
Château Rayas

Château Rayas

Rayas is a french estate located in the south of the Rhône region. Purchased in 1980 by Albert Reynaud, four generations of winegrowers have succeeded in bringing this small family estate of 10 hectares up the ranks and produce great wines. The estate produces its wines under the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

Today the Rayas estate is managed and directed by Emmanuel Reynaud, great-grandson of Albert Reynaud. He also operates the Domaine des Tours and Fonsalette bought by his father Jacques Reynaud several years ago. Under the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, the estate cultivates Grenache grapes for red wines as well as for white wines with Clairette.

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