chateau rayas, chateauneuf-du-pape 2006
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
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2006 chateau rayas, chateauneuf-du-pape

Why We're Buying

At the beginning of 2017, a single bottle of Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape retailed for $477. Four years later, it cost more than double that, eclipsing $1,100. What makes this red wine special? It's considered one of the purest expressions of grenache grapes in the world. In 1978 and 1990, wine critic Robert Parker gave the vintage perfect ratings.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The elegant 2006 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape is not as powerful as the 2005 or 2007, but it offers a deep ruby color as well as opulent, fleshy, kirsch and black raspberry characteristics along with hints of spring flowers and loamy soil. A sexy, showy, beautifully balanced, silky effort, it is already approachable, and should drink well for two decades.