Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.1885 ratings
9.1318 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

The nose is the best feature of this Crozes from Graillot. Berry fruit, stemmy with a gamey note. Red and black fruits on the palate with cherries noticeable - barely medium weight. Very tasty but to be critical a little thin at the end - under ripe grapes? More acidic than I was expecting. One of the 1001 wines.

The nose is the best feature of this Crozes from Graillot. Berry fruit, stemmy with a gamey note. Red and black fruits on the palate with cherries noticeable - barely medium weight. Very tasty but to be critical a little thin at the end - under ripe grapes? More acidic than I was expecting. One of the 1001 wines.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Jae Cho

I agree with @Jonathan Wall that compared with the ‘16 vintage, this lacks a bit of refinement. It’s still better than the ‘15, and after hours slow ox it opened gorgeously, tannins softened, and had that lead pencil, blue slate thing again.

I agree with @Jonathan Wall that compared with the ‘16 vintage, this lacks a bit of refinement. It’s still better than the ‘15, and after hours slow ox it opened gorgeously, tannins softened, and had that lead pencil, blue slate thing again.

Jan 24th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me.

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me.

Oct 16th, 2019
Jae Cho

One of my favorite wines. Structured, elegant and delicious. It compels a purple smile to appear when I compare it to other sought after Rhône wine prices.

One of my favorite wines. Structured, elegant and delicious. It compels a purple smile to appear when I compare it to other sought after Rhône wine prices.

Oct 13th, 2019
J D
9.1

lightly volatile but tasty

lightly volatile but tasty

Mar 23rd, 2019
Max Reichwage

Always so good

Always so good

Feb 16th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

QPR

QPR

Feb 11th, 2019
Fraser McKinley

Reference point Syrah for me and although at the riper end of the Graillot scale still brimming with purity and complexity - 2016

Reference point Syrah for me and although at the riper end of the Graillot scale still brimming with purity and complexity - 2016

Oct 13th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Riper than 15’

Riper than 15’

Oct 6th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Intense floral and elegance on the palate.

Intense floral and elegance on the palate.

Mar 26th, 2018