Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Pignan Reserve 2011
Château Rayas is a leading producer in the Chateauneuf-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; and are continuing to rise rapidly.
"Vivid ruby. Intense raspberry, potpourri and spice-cake scents gain depth with air and pick up a bright mineral nuance. Fleshy, seamless and concentrated, showing impressive clarity to its juicy red fruit flavours. Dusty tannings come on late and add shape to the strikingly long, energetic finish." - 93pts, Vinous