ready-improve2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pignan, Château Rayas, Rhône

Product: 2009-01-00750-00-8114600
  • Ready, but will improve


The 2009 Pignan Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the strongest examples of this wine I have tasted in recent years. This medium to dark ruby-hued offering exhibits glorious, sweet notes of strawberry and black cherry jam intermixed with nori (the seaweed wrapper used in sushi restaurants), licorice, lavender and incense. Deep, full-bodied and supple textured, this 1,000-case cuvee is already irresistible.

Oct 2011, Wine Advocate 93/100
Bottle Price 75 cl $836