2000 Rayas, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 93

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2003
The 2000 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape which Emmanuel Reynaud believes is better than 1998 came in at a whopping 15.2% alcohol. It is reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 1998 and 1999 with a medium to light ruby color... The 2000 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape which Emmanuel Reynaud believes is better than 1998 came in at a whopping 15.2% alcohol. It is reminiscent of a hypothetical blend of the 1998 and 1999 with a medium to light ruby color and a sumptuous bouquet of kirsch liqueur spice box and licorice. Full-bodied and fleshy with low acidity it is a sweet (from high glycerin and alcohol) seductive intoxicating offering with no hard edges and a rich fleshy mouthfeel. While it will be hard to resist I feel the 1998 still has more structure. Anticipated maturity for the 2000: 2005-2016.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, December 2003
Remarkable. Very light in color like weathered bricks but this medium-bodied red has all the sweetness you can wish for from a young wine with ripe tannins and some plum and cherry confit providing succulent flavors; you... Remarkable. Very light in color like weathered bricks but this medium-bodied red has all the sweetness you can wish for from a young wine with ripe tannins and some plum and cherry confit providing succulent flavors; you won't leave a drop in the glass. Smooth silky ripe balanced long finish. Drink now through 2015. 1600 cases made. –PM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2000