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Chateau Rayas, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, 2010

by Chateau Rayas

$899.00

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Chateau Rayas, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, 2010 is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Chateau Rayas

When people talk about Rayas they use one descriptor more than any other: "magic". The special, fine sand throughout the vineyard (no typical galets here) is magic. The pine trees surrounding the vineyard produce a magical microclimate. Emmanuel Reynaud (owner and winemaker) has a magical touch with Grenache.

There's a good reason for this: the deep complexity and elegance that these wines possess doesn't seem possible, especially in the context of the wines (many of them top notch) produced nearby. For Chateauneuf lovers Rayas is in a league of it's own, a completely different, completely wild and wonderful animal.

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 96 2012-01-01 00:00:00 -0500
"Light yellow. Explosively perfumed scents of white peach, pear, iodine and candied lemon, with floral honey and mineral nuances adding complexity. Rich and expansive yet dry and nervy, with a strong mineral aspect to its sappy orchard fruit, floral and lemon zest flavors. Completely stains the palate on the strikingly intense, stony, very long finish." -Vinous

Robert Parker

RP 96 2011-10-01 00:00:00 -0400
"The 2010 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc may be the greatest white Rayas made since the 1990. Aromas of fig, honeysuckle, mango and citrus oil soar from the glass of this 2010. With huge body, excellent acidity and a flowery personality, I had a hard time spitting out this stunningly pure offering as it was the last wine tasted that day. It should keep for 20-30+ years. Sadly, the production of this beauty is approximately 400 cases, so availability is limited." -Robert Parker

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Clairette , Grenache Blanc

  • Vintage

    2010

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied

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