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    Chateauneuf du Pape 1989
    Reserve, Chateau Rayas
    1wisl, 1ltal, 6sos
    Bottle (12)
    "A wine that continues to catch up to the 1990 (and probably has greater longevity) is the 1989. A dense-colored Rayas, but not as thick-looking as the 1990, this dark ruby-colored wine exhibits plenty of roasted herb notes intermixed with scents of tobacco, sweet creme de cassis, and kirsch. Full-bodied, highly-extracted, powerful, and tannic (resembling 1995 more than 1990), it is shedding its cloak of tannin and beginning to approach full maturity." (97pts Robert Parker, eRobertParker.com #E2003)

    "The 1989 Rayas is finally beginning to live up to its immense potential. The color is a dense ruby/purple. The aromatics, which have consistently been tight and reserved, are beginning to reveal some of the framboise and black cherry liqueur-like scents for which this hallowed estate is known. Extremely full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with lots of tannin, muscle, and extract, the colossal-sized, tightly-knit 1989 is bursting at its seams. It requires another 3-5 years of cellaring. This is a prodigious Rayas that is just beginning to strut its stuff." (98 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #129, June 2000)

    "Intense, big and packed with fruit. A bit tough and drying on the slightly alcoholic and hot finish. Needs time." (86 pts. PM, Wine Spectator, Dec. 1999)


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    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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