Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape 1990 750mL [Slightly Soiled Label]

$4,250

Rating:RP100
1990 Chateau Rayas - Wine Advocate # 129 - Jun 2000: As I wrote in my book The Wines of the Rhone Valley, it would be a shame to go through life without tasting this wine. Sadly, there are a number of fraudulent bottlings (both 750ml and magnums) in the marketplace, but the real thing is one of the most phenomenally stuffed wines ever made. Dark ruby/purple-colored, with an over-ripe nose of black cherry jam, kirsch liqueur, raspberries and minerals, this exceptionally full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape boasts layers of concentration, glycerin, and alcohol (in excess of 15%). The massive alcohol is well-concealed by the wine's spectacular extract and density. Low in acidity and unbelievably sumptuous, it is ideal for consuming now and over the next 10-15+ years. The quintessential Rayas, it is one of the most hedonistic and compelling wines ever made.
Chateau Rayas, Chateauneuf du Pape

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