Châteauneuf du Pape, SHC
Château Rayas

Châteauneuf du Pape, SHC


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2012
12x75cl
DP
£17,986.16


Château Rayas, Châteauneuf du Pape, SHC

2012

Tasting Notes


ABV:
15 %

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
01/2014

Notes
Presented in three components, as is Reynaud's custom. #1: High-pitched red berry and floral aromas show superb purity and focus. Racy, crisp and concentrated, offering intense raspberry and cherry flavors and a bracing mineral nuance. Finishes long and spicy, with a whiplash of zesty minerality and lingering red fruit. #2: Deeper and darker in profile, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola aromas and flavors and a hint of licorice. Shows impressive power on the close, with dusty tannins coming on late. #3: Spicy, floral dark berry aromas, with an exotic Indian spice note in the background. Stains the palate with powerful blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that are complicated by notes of smoky minerals and lavender. Suave and seamless on the finish, which lingers with excellent tenacity and smooth, harmonious tannins.

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country:
France

region:
Rhone



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Allergen Information:
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Château Rayas

Château Rayas

In the heart of the southern Rhône, Emmanuel Reynaud oversees the running of Château Rayas, a Domaine that has been handed down from one generation to the next since 1880.

It was Emmanuel’s father whose keen interest in the balance, terroir and the impact this has on the quality of the wine that has influenced their style today.

A ten-hectare vineyard, surrounded by woodlands, planted in very poor, sandy soil, Rayas produces wines of great finesse. Made up of Grenache, solely for red wine and a mixture of Grenache and Clairette for white, wines are matured in the cellars of two estates Château Rayas and Château des Tours.

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