1998 Chateau Rayas Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah - 750ml

1998 Chateau Rayas Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah - 750ml

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1998 Chateau Rayas Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah

Château Rayas is a leading producer in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhône Valley. It is one of the region's most prestigious estates, and its wines fetch some of the highest prices in southern France.

Much about Rayas is unusual. Firstly, the estate's red wine is made solely from Grenache, unlike most Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines that typically contain Syrah, Mourvèdre and a range of other varieties. Secondly, the 13 hectares (32 acres) of vineyards face north, and do not have any galets roulés, the rounded stones so closely associated with the appellation. Thirdly, the estate's wines are matured in rare double-piéce 450-liter barrels.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Southern Rhone
Producer Rayas Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Red

Robert Parker

Rating 1998 Chateau Rayas Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah The 1998 Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Syrah exhibits a typical black/purple color as well as a knock-out nose of animal fur, licorice, creme de cassis, truffles, and damp earth. This dense, huge, concentrated, formidably-endowed wine is a superb expression of southern Rhone Syrah. It is for serious collectors only. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1998
Rating
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Rhone
Location Southern Rhone
Producer Rayas Chateau
Color Red
Wine Type Red

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