From the \'02 vintage, generally considered one of the worst in recent history for Chateauneuf. Beautiful nose filled with high-toned strawberry and red cherry mixed with floral notes and an almost chalky minerality. The palate is super silky and smooth, with lots of red fruit, star anise and flowers, along with hints of kirsch, more of the minerals and even a cream note. Intense acidity. A very long finish, but lacking the intensity of other Ch. Rayas wines.