Château Rayas Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

Gilbert Van Hassel Delectable Pro

It is a great rayas almost at par with 2007 and 2010. Fully mature with this typical feminine Grenache taste. Wow happy to drink it once more.

It is a great rayas almost at par with 2007 and 2010. Fully mature with this typical feminine Grenache taste. Wow happy to drink it once more.

9.6

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

Les Riceys Champagne Terroir Study (all Les Riceys•2009 vintage•Pinot noir•zero dosage•4 different sites) + Old vs. New World Grenache Study: medium garnet, Brett is very evidence, tannins have resolved, no texture or power, 100% Grenache, 14% ABV, $370, disappointing, would have preferred to have consumed earlier

Les Riceys Champagne Terroir Study (all Les Riceys•2009 vintage•Pinot noir•zero dosage•4 different sites) + Old vs. New World Grenache Study: medium garnet, Brett is very evidence, tannins have resolved, no texture or power, 100% Grenache, 14% ABV, $370, disappointing, would have preferred to have consumed earlier

8.7

Ira Schwartz Delectable Pro

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

Make sure you are sitting when you start smelling this. Spice , earth , red fruit with hints of some darker fruit and incense leap at you. The palate shows more reticent giving you primary fruit and acid that lingers in the mouth. Swims in your mouth like a great white shark. Will not open another for at least 5+ years.

9.6

Gilbert Van Hassel Delectable Pro

2005 vintage extremely tasty. Tastes great and this wine has another 20 years of life. No doubt a superb effort but I am very worried. Just like Bordeaux is no longer claret, rayas is no longer a delicate wine. Rayas was a delicate, subtle, light colored, feminine wine. It has become high alcohol, big color, masculine wine. Very good but I miss the elegance. Has Emanuelle Reynaud listened too much to RP. We don't need another Pegau. Rayas was just fine as it was.

2005 vintage extremely tasty. Tastes great and this wine has another 20 years of life. No doubt a superb effort but I am very worried. Just like Bordeaux is no longer claret, rayas is no longer a delicate wine. Rayas was a delicate, subtle, light colored, feminine wine. It has become high alcohol, big color, masculine wine. Very good but I miss the elegance. Has Emanuelle Reynaud listened too much to RP. We don't need another Pegau. Rayas was just fine as it was.

9.3

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

Un-be-lievable!! Had the 08 for thanksgiving. This is light years beyond it. France doing what it does best contrasting with Napa Grenache: nice integrated red (not blue) fruit with some kick on the back end. Somehow hitting beautiful secondary notes (and maybe tertiary?) at a young age. Feels like it could age forever. Need to get another to try in 10 years. This and Henri Bonneau are my two fav Grenache, if you haven't tried check them out!

Un-be-lievable!! Had the 08 for thanksgiving. This is light years beyond it. France doing what it does best contrasting with Napa Grenache: nice integrated red (not blue) fruit with some kick on the back end. Somehow hitting beautiful secondary notes (and maybe tertiary?) at a young age. Feels like it could age forever. Need to get another to try in 10 years. This and Henri Bonneau are my two fav Grenache, if you haven't tried check them out!

9.8

Craig Haserot Delectable Pro

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

Outside liar. Killer.

Outside liar. Killer.

9.6

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Beautiful, classic Rayas. Excellent brush and underbrush. Wonderful Grenache spiciness.

Beautiful, classic Rayas. Excellent brush and underbrush. Wonderful Grenache spiciness.

9.4

Col McBryde Delectable Pro

Winemaker Some Young Punks Wines

Blanc

Blanc

9.2

Aaron Pott Delectable Pro

Grenache at its elegant best.

Grenache at its elegant best.

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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