Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.1772 ratings
9.1285 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Brian Szluk

Nose: blueberry, dried cherry, slight cedar, forest floor, bit of barnyard, raw meat.

Nose: blueberry, dried cherry, slight cedar, forest floor, bit of barnyard, raw meat.

Mar 9th, 2018
Skye LaTorre

Sommelier The Meatball Shop

9.2

Magnum

Magnum

Jan 15th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Less fruit than LBT, touch reduced, meaty, savory, mineral. Beef blood, iron, olive, granite, blackberry and plum. Garrigue notes the background. Showing more acid and linear profile and tight. Although maybe a little shut down right now I’m confident these will do great in the long haul.

Less fruit than LBT, touch reduced, meaty, savory, mineral. Beef blood, iron, olive, granite, blackberry and plum. Garrigue notes the background. Showing more acid and linear profile and tight. Although maybe a little shut down right now I’m confident these will do great in the long haul.

Dec 27th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Young yet nicely concentrated, notes of blackberry, incense, peppercorn and spices

Young yet nicely concentrated, notes of blackberry, incense, peppercorn and spices

Dec 9th, 2017
Melissa Sorongon

Co-Owner of Piedrasassi winery, Provignage winemaking consulting company

9.2

Can pretty much guarantee my happiness with an Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage. La guiraude is so pretty!

Can pretty much guarantee my happiness with an Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage. La guiraude is so pretty!

Aug 11th, 2017
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

9.0

Loved this wine, so complex and layered. Still a baby though.

Loved this wine, so complex and layered. Still a baby though.

6 people found it helpfulMay 7th, 2014
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.3

Serious Syrah. Bright, brambled raspberry. Reserved smoke and game. Subtle florals. Soft mineral. Tightly complex and weighty structure with approachable front and tannic finish that will undoubtedly be softened and developed with time.

Serious Syrah. Bright, brambled raspberry. Reserved smoke and game. Subtle florals. Soft mineral. Tightly complex and weighty structure with approachable front and tannic finish that will undoubtedly be softened and developed with time.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2015
Max Kogod

Owner Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

Smoke, meat, black pepper, granite.

Smoke, meat, black pepper, granite.

2 people found it helpfulJul 25th, 2014
Brian Tuite

Open 72hrs. Nose of an ash tray, smoky burnt tobacco. Palate is fresh, soft, red and lively with nice acid. Tart chalky finish. Nose is just too weird.

Open 72hrs. Nose of an ash tray, smoky burnt tobacco. Palate is fresh, soft, red and lively with nice acid. Tart chalky finish. Nose is just too weird.

2 people found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
Brash Higgins

Brilliant wine; truffled Brie, BBQ and smoke, tobacco, iron, mellow now but with terrific acidity

Brilliant wine; truffled Brie, BBQ and smoke, tobacco, iron, mellow now but with terrific acidity

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2017