ITEM 78447

2004 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape

$749.99

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Wine Rating:

92WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2004

Country/State

france

Wine Region

chateauneuf du pape

Variety

rhone red blend

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92 points

The deep ruby 2004 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape is a structured wine that seems to have closed down from the component part tasting last year. It is medium-bodied with sweet, ripe black cherry and raspberry notes, some crushed rocks, and that distinctive minerality that Rayas seems to provide. The wine reveals more structure this year, and therefore seems to need 2-4 years of bottle age and should keep for 15-16. Stylistically, it is more than just a coincidence that it resembles the 1994, which has turned out very well and is beginning to drink beautifully in the classic Rayas style.

Review Date: February 2007