2005 Rayas CDP

- 750 ml
96+
RP
Availability: Available Soon
$1,149.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
38259-750-AS
I could not resist retasting the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape...the 2005 is clearly the greatest wine made at this estate since the 1995. Made from 100% Grenache, it boasts an unusually (for Rayas) dark ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an exceptionally sweet bouquet of black cherry jam, truffles, incense, licorice, and raspberries. Full-bodied with a stunningly rich, concentrated mouthfeel, an explosive mid-palate, and a finish that lasts more than a minute, it is a wine of superb power and intensity admirably displaying the terroir's hallmark delicacy and ethereal nature. This utterly profound Chateauneuf du Pape should drink beautifully for 25+ years.

Robert Parker
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Description I could not resist retasting the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape...the 2005 is clearly the greatest wine made at this estate since the 1995. Made from 100% Grenache, it boasts an unusually (for Rayas) dark ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an exceptionally sweet bouquet of black cherry jam, truffles, incense, licorice, and raspberries. Full-bodied with a stunningly rich, concentrated mouthfeel, an explosive mid-palate, and a finish that lasts more than a minute, it is a wine of superb power and intensity admirably displaying the terroir's hallmark delicacy and ethereal nature. This utterly profound Chateauneuf du Pape should drink beautifully for 25+ years.

Robert Parker
Product ID 38259-750-AS
Availability Available Soon
Vintage 2005
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France
Producer Rayas
Rating 96+ RP
Region Rhone
Type of Wine Chateauneuf du Pape
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend
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