Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.1831 ratings
9.1307 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

I pulled this out as a bonus bottle as I wanted to compare it against the other C-H. This was significantly darker in profile. Violets, underripe blackberry, charcoal, and a streak of iron down the middle. Chewy tannins.

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

I pulled this out as a bonus bottle as I wanted to compare it against the other C-H. This was significantly darker in profile. Violets, underripe blackberry, charcoal, and a streak of iron down the middle. Chewy tannins.

Apr 10th, 2019
Jeff D
9.1

lightly volatile but tasty

lightly volatile but tasty

Mar 23rd, 2019
Adam K.

Beautiful smoky meat aromas with black and red fruit, pepper, and black olive all contained in a beautiful violet-colored package.

Beautiful smoky meat aromas with black and red fruit, pepper, and black olive all contained in a beautiful violet-colored package.

Mar 7th, 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
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.8

Well structured with high acid and fine tannins. It took a bit of time to soften. Incredible amount of sediment given its age. Just such a great value and delicious wine.

Well structured with high acid and fine tannins. It took a bit of time to soften. Incredible amount of sediment given its age. Just such a great value and delicious wine.

Feb 1st, 2019
Mark Eastom

Magnum. Was great. Meaty spice, dark fruits, earth and pepper once it opened a bit. Christmas dinner wine with prime rib.

Magnum. Was great. Meaty spice, dark fruits, earth and pepper once it opened a bit. Christmas dinner wine with prime rib.

Dec 26th, 2018
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
Jonathan Wall

'14, '15, '16. All had the Same Graillot earthy dark berry base palette. The '14 was meaty on top of that. '15 savory and spices. And the '16 had more up front fruit and acidity... almost deviating in style but in a good way. A revisit in 5 years is a must.

'14, '15, '16. All had the Same Graillot earthy dark berry base palette. The '14 was meaty on top of that. '15 savory and spices. And the '16 had more up front fruit and acidity... almost deviating in style but in a good way. A revisit in 5 years is a must.

Sep 27th, 2018