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    Chateauneuf du Pape 2005
    Reserve, Chateau Rayas
    Bottle (12)
    "I could not resist retasting the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape. Until the 2007 is in bottle, the 2005 is clearly the greatest wine made at this estate since the 1995. Made from 100% Grenache, it boasts an unusually (for Rayas) dark ruby/purple-tinged color as well as an exceptionally sweet bouquet of black cherry jam, truffles, incense, licorice, and raspberries. Full-bodied with a stunningly rich, concentrated mouthfeel, an explosive mid-palate, and a finish that lasts more than a minute, it is a wine of superb power and intensity admirably displaying the terroir's hallmark delicacy and ethereal nature." (97pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #179, Oct 2008)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    13th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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