1998 Rayas, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
Although the 1998 is not among the most compelling wines of the vintage it continues to put on weight and performs better and better with each tasting. It appears to be the finest effort Emmanuel Reynaud has yet produced.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2007
This continues to evolve and always benefits from a lot of air time in the glass (or decanter) which allows its lilting perfumy aromas and light color to become more concentrated and darker. Cherry rose petal pine forest... This continues to evolve and always benefits from a lot of air time in the glass (or decanter) which allows its lilting perfumy aromas and light color to become more concentrated and darker. Cherry rose petal pine forest spice and mineral notes hang on the supple frame with deceptive grip on the finish.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2017. 1250 cases made. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2001
Medium red. Deep smoky aromas of strawberry roasted plum raspberry and roasted meat. Big sweet and peppery in the middle palate but not yet expansive. Larger-scaled and more roasted than the Pignan but today it not... Medium red. Deep smoky aromas of strawberry roasted plum raspberry and roasted meat. Big sweet and peppery in the middle palate but not yet expansive. Larger-scaled and more roasted than the Pignan but today it not showing the sheer concentration or sappy primary red berry sweetness of the great Rayas vintages of recent decades. Still this opens out very nicely on the long finish which features dusty fine tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 1998