Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

Sold for

R 12 898
Lot 570
  • Rayas; Châteauneuf-du-Pape; 2005; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 10 000 - 15 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 12 898
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2005
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Château Rayas has always projected an image of secrecy and seclusion. The vines are planted on the most unusual terroir in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where the soils are extremely sandy and there is a more northerly exposure. Grenache is harvested late and aged in concrete to produce a hedonistic, long-ageing wine that is arguably the most sought-after in the south of France.

Critics Ratings

'Showing the more structured, savory and austere side of the vintage, the 2005 Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape will be 20-30 year wine. Offering up lots of darker fruits, gunpowder, ground pepper, truffles and licorice, it has full-bodied richness, a beautiful texture and no shortage of tannin or acid, both of which make themselves known on the finish. This is a wine to hide in the cellar for at least another 4-5 years, and it will still be going strong in 2030+. I don't see this matching the 1995 or 2007, but it's not far off.' - RobertParker.com 96+/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar


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