2008 CHATEAU RAYAS Rouge 2008
rayas rouge 2008

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90-94 / 100

Very good

2008 CHATEAU RAYAS Rouge 2008

Condition Good

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A small ten-hectare vineyard, in the heart of the woods, planted in very poor, sandy soil producing wines with great finesse. The grape varieties there are: Grenache for red wine Grenache

Avis d'expert
93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(10-2012) A much lighter style of wine, but showing far better now that it has had some time in bottle. Medium ruby, with a classic nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with Provencal herbs, sandy, loamy soil notes, some licorice and steak tartare, this wine is fleshy, medium to full-bodied, round, generous, and surprisingly seductive and luscious. I wouldn’t be surprised if many tasters prefer this over the bigger, richer, more structured and potentially far greater 2007, at least for the next 4-5 years. This is a sensational effort and one of the finest wines of the vintage, the most challenging year in Chateauneuf du Pape since the historical deluge in 2002.

93 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider


92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

(10-2013) An elegant style, with gentle cherry sauce, mulled raspberry and damson plum fruit lined with shiso leaf, rooibos tea, iron and sandalwood notes. A mineral twinge holds the finish, which is sneakily long.

95 / 100
Adrian van Velsen - vvWine
Adrian van Velsen - vvWine
(06-2022) Rayas scent par excellence, lots of strawberries, spicy components, expressive, garrigues and some peat. The palate is velvety, the ripe, sweet fruit is tamed by fine-meshed tannins, mild acidity, great harmony, with an excellent length on the finish. I admit, I like the Rayas from the cooler years almost better than the wines from the really big years.
Vintage Wine 2008
Region Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Château Château Rayas
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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