Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.0156 ratings
9.054 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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
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
Evan Frazier

Owner/Winemaker Ferdinand Wines

8.6

Becoming the benchmark. Bigger darker cloudy. Dark cherry. Olive. Very Syrah. Savory aromas and in the mouth. Plenty of structure with very present tannin and lots of acid. Serious for sure.

Becoming the benchmark. Bigger darker cloudy. Dark cherry. Olive. Very Syrah. Savory aromas and in the mouth. Plenty of structure with very present tannin and lots of acid. Serious for sure.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2014
Greg Hirson

Corks and Barrels at Cork Supply USA

9.3

Bacon, white pepper and funk

Bacon, white pepper and funk

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2014
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

9.6

How elegant can Syrah be? This elegant- not a hair out of place, yet no sign of contrived wine making tricks or concessions to the "market"... Too bad their isn't more available!

How elegant can Syrah be? This elegant- not a hair out of place, yet no sign of contrived wine making tricks or concessions to the "market"... Too bad their isn't more available!

1 person found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Lovely, great acid structure, nice minerality, balanced ,moderate finish, refreshing on the palate. Buy.

Lovely, great acid structure, nice minerality, balanced ,moderate finish, refreshing on the palate. Buy.

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2013
Jeremiah Allen

It's the blanc... Grainy-florals, lingering, elegant, drinking better than ever, even more vibrant.

It's the blanc... Grainy-florals, lingering, elegant, drinking better than ever, even more vibrant.

Jan 17th, 2016
Nat Gunter

Winemaker Cultivate Wines

9.0

Youthful. Tense. Correct.

Youthful. Tense. Correct.

Jun 6th, 2015
Tom Donegan

Sommelier Stokehouse

8.7

Meaty, herb, olive, med body and fresh... A lot of #Heathcote, #Australia about this

Meaty, herb, olive, med body and fresh... A lot of #Heathcote, #Australia about this

Jan 17th, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Wonderful red from Alain Graillot! Soft tannins and a lovely nose full of roses and red fruits!

Wonderful red from Alain Graillot! Soft tannins and a lovely nose full of roses and red fruits!

Nov 16th, 2014