2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

Simply fabulous, hedonistic, opulent, and deep, the wine is packed with dark cherries, kirsch, pepper, herbs, and earth. The wine is supple, rich, fresh, and long, with length, depth, and purity. This is beautiful now and...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011

The 2009 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape is an awesome example of elegance combined with extraordinary power. The alcohol levels must be between 15.5% and 16%, but the elegance and sublime nature of this wine make it...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, February 2020

The 2009 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve from Rayas is a beauty that shows the hallmark elegance and complexity of this estate paired with plenty of opulence and sweet fruit. Incredible Provençal notes of kirsch liqueur...
DC 96

Decanter, February 2023

This superb Rayas is at the same time richer than the epic 2007 and less savoury. If there is more purity of fruit, there is a similar density and power on the palate. The aromas open with notes of ripe mulberry and fig...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve. Hailing from the renowned Rhone region in southern France, this wine is a true masterpiece that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

With a deep, ruby-red color that shimmers in the glass, this red wine is a visual delight. The cork closure adds a touch of elegance, further elevating the overall presentation of this exceptional vintage.

Upon first inhale, the aromas of the 2009 Chateau Rayas envelop your senses, transporting you to the sun-soaked vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape. Notes of kirsch liqueur, herbes de Provence, framboise, and flowery incense dance delicately on the nose, creating an intoxicating bouquet that is simply irresistible.

On the palate, this wine truly shines. Full-bodied and velvety-smooth, it boasts an almost over-the-top personality that is an absolute joy to drink. The sweet tannins harmonize perfectly with the opulent and sweet fruit flavors, resulting in a luxurious and well-balanced wine.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded the 2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve an impressive score of 97. He praises its elegance, complexity, and Provençal charm, comparing it to the highly acclaimed 2007 vintage. Dunnuck recommends enjoying this wine now, but assures that it will continue to evolve beautifully over the next 25-30 years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also lauds this wine, awarding it a score of 98. They describe it as a perfect blend of elegance and power, with layers of concentrated fruit, silky tannins, and well-integrated acidity. They predict that this monumental wine will continue to impress for 25-30 years or more.

Decanter magazine gives the 2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve a score of 96, noting its richness and purity of fruit. They highlight the wine's density and power on the palate, while also mentioning its youthful nature and promise for aging.

In conclusion, the 2009 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve is a truly exceptional wine that exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of the Rayas estate. Its elegance, complexity, and opulence make it a true gem in the world of wine. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for years to come, this wine is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for any wine enthusiast.