Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.159 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Tom Garrett

WInemaker Detert Family Vineayrds

9.0

An old favorite - haven't had this for a few vintages. Bright red fruits, cracked pepper, resin, sage, dried herbs, medium bodied with grainy tannins. Very consistent every year. Delicious and rustic in a good way.

An old favorite - haven't had this for a few vintages. Bright red fruits, cracked pepper, resin, sage, dried herbs, medium bodied with grainy tannins. Very consistent every year. Delicious and rustic in a good way.

Jan 20th, 2017
Alicia Cypress

(Not my photo). Nice crowd pleaser and perfect QPR on the list. But 2014 is way too young! Opened up a bit after a decant and time in the glass, settling in with black olives for dayzzzzz.

(Not my photo). Nice crowd pleaser and perfect QPR on the list. But 2014 is way too young! Opened up a bit after a decant and time in the glass, settling in with black olives for dayzzzzz.

Jan 7th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

A little more tannic tonight, but it might just be me and a lack of food!

A little more tannic tonight, but it might just be me and a lack of food!

Nov 27th, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.0

Lovely red. So young and already so pleasant..

Lovely red. So young and already so pleasant..

Sep 28th, 2016
Charlie Evans

That's the jam right there. I wanna try some of this with some age. So elegant.

That's the jam right there. I wanna try some of this with some age. So elegant.

Aug 15th, 2016
Max Reichwage

Bright, juicy Syrah, light and perfumed, white pepper, some grip on the finish, fun stuff

Bright, juicy Syrah, light and perfumed, white pepper, some grip on the finish, fun stuff

Aug 15th, 2016
Victor Charcan

Balsamic notes, pine. Red fruit driven, intelligent use of oak. Elegant, long

Balsamic notes, pine. Red fruit driven, intelligent use of oak. Elegant, long

Jul 6th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Graillot has changed my perception of Crozes-Hermitage permanently, though I won't forget those that I tried before that were insipid, weak examples. This shows everything I love in Syrah from the peppery, meaty and floral nose down to the palate of medium+ body and acidity, with finely firm tannin that should mellow more with age as this is barely 2 years old.

If you don't know Syrah or feel like you have not "gotten it" yet this is your huckleberry!
#graillot #crozes

Graillot has changed my perception of Crozes-Hermitage permanently, though I won't forget those that I tried before that were insipid, weak examples. This shows everything I love in Syrah from the peppery, meaty and floral nose down to the palate of medium+ body and acidity, with finely firm tannin that should mellow more with age as this is barely 2 years old.

If you don't know Syrah or feel like you have not "gotten it" yet this is your huckleberry!
#graillot #crozes

Jun 26th, 2016
Boxer Briefs

Concrete fermented, 100% whole cluster, mix of 1-3 year old barrels, 30 year old vines. Pure fruit, a bit of underripe(?) green/menthol. Lacked a bit of weight in the middle. Way better at hour 40 than hour 1.

Concrete fermented, 100% whole cluster, mix of 1-3 year old barrels, 30 year old vines. Pure fruit, a bit of underripe(?) green/menthol. Lacked a bit of weight in the middle. Way better at hour 40 than hour 1.

Jul 4th, 2017
Ron Siegel

This had boatloads of black cherry, smoked meats, mineral & violet. Delish Crozes!

This had boatloads of black cherry, smoked meats, mineral & violet. Delish Crozes!

Apr 3rd, 2019