Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.11008 ratings
9.1344 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Jesus the 13 is on fire rn. Intense purple olive and cracked black pepper.

Jesus the 13 is on fire rn. Intense purple olive and cracked black pepper.

Dec 20th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

100% Syrah, Medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with some vegetal spice. Lively acidity with medium tannins, medium+ finish ending with a fruit and mineral character. Drinking well.

100% Syrah, Medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with some vegetal spice. Lively acidity with medium tannins, medium+ finish ending with a fruit and mineral character. Drinking well.

Feb 15th, 2022
Paul Masson

Black fruit, sweet spice, campfire and a touch of Brett. Polished texture with nice tannic tension

Black fruit, sweet spice, campfire and a touch of Brett. Polished texture with nice tannic tension

Jan 31st, 2022
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

Cleaner than 2017. Higher acid as well. Day 2, amazing!

Cleaner than 2017. Higher acid as well. Day 2, amazing!

Jan 26th, 2022
Bob McDonald

See 2 previous Delectable notes. Barely medium weight. A gamey note on the nose. A dried prune note but not capturing the fuller fruit from the Rhone in 2016. Light tannins with some astringency. Rhone guru, John Livingstone-Learmonth has ranked 2016 amongst the top 3 vintages he has encountered since he began reviewing the region in the early 1970s. This wine for the vintage and the producer was disappointing. One of the 1001 wines.

See 2 previous Delectable notes. Barely medium weight. A gamey note on the nose. A dried prune note but not capturing the fuller fruit from the Rhone in 2016. Light tannins with some astringency. Rhone guru, John Livingstone-Learmonth has ranked 2016 amongst the top 3 vintages he has encountered since he began reviewing the region in the early 1970s. This wine for the vintage and the producer was disappointing. One of the 1001 wines.

Jan 19th, 2022
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.6

Still lively and could likely need more time. Slightly reduced aromas of game, iron, balsamic herbs. High acid, which always throws me for a loop when tasted blind (this wasn't). Pretty good with Turkey gumbo, mostly save by the smoky, garlic spiked beef/pork sausage.

Still lively and could likely need more time. Slightly reduced aromas of game, iron, balsamic herbs. High acid, which always throws me for a loop when tasted blind (this wasn't). Pretty good with Turkey gumbo, mostly save by the smoky, garlic spiked beef/pork sausage.

Dec 3rd, 2021
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

A bit bretty and good.

A bit bretty and good.

Sep 12th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Bloody meaty notes on nose and palate. Ultra savoury on the medium bodied palate - black cherries and plum skins but essentially lacking in fruit particularly for only 5 years old. Smooth balanced tannins. Excellent QPR from Alain Graillot.

Bloody meaty notes on nose and palate. Ultra savoury on the medium bodied palate - black cherries and plum skins but essentially lacking in fruit particularly for only 5 years old. Smooth balanced tannins. Excellent QPR from Alain Graillot.

Aug 1st, 2021
Steven Gullo

Plenty of olives and juniper. Medium bodied. Delicious and opens up pretty quickly

Plenty of olives and juniper. Medium bodied. Delicious and opens up pretty quickly

Jul 16th, 2021
Victor Charcan

Dark nose, violets, plums, the smokey notes of Syrah. Fine acidity, drunk too young

Dark nose, violets, plums, the smokey notes of Syrah. Fine acidity, drunk too young

May 15th, 2021