Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.173 ratings
9.116 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Intense floral and elegance on the palate.

Intense floral and elegance on the palate.

Mar 26th, 2018
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
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
Jae Cho

More dark fruit, structured and tannic than the '14. More brooding, less fun.

More dark fruit, structured and tannic than the '14. More brooding, less fun.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Josh Orr

The benchmark for this region and still bringing it every time.

The benchmark for this region and still bringing it every time.

May 21st, 2017
Beau Carson

Wish this had time to decant because we all called Left Bank Bordeaux. Once it opened, it was classic northern Rhone and Graillot. Powerful and elegant combined.

Wish this had time to decant because we all called Left Bank Bordeaux. Once it opened, it was classic northern Rhone and Graillot. Powerful and elegant combined.

May 15th, 2017
Beau Carson

Bacon fat, olive tapenade, smoke, cured mattress, and deliciousness.

Bacon fat, olive tapenade, smoke, cured mattress, and deliciousness.

May 1st, 2017
Matt Lasater

Deep and wonderfully fruited Syrah. Loads of overripe black and blueberry framed up by savory and rustic secondaries. Evokes roasted herbs, cigar ash, savory meat, crushed violet, candied olive, powdered sugar, pink peppercorn, iron and meat. Palate is explosive and impactful, tannins supple for their youth. This wine got me into Syrah and this vintage is just so damn fun to drink.

Deep and wonderfully fruited Syrah. Loads of overripe black and blueberry framed up by savory and rustic secondaries. Evokes roasted herbs, cigar ash, savory meat, crushed violet, candied olive, powdered sugar, pink peppercorn, iron and meat. Palate is explosive and impactful, tannins supple for their youth. This wine got me into Syrah and this vintage is just so damn fun to drink.

Apr 8th, 2017
E & K G

Fresh juicy and cherry flavors, that are much brighter than the actual color of the wine.

Fresh juicy and cherry flavors, that are much brighter than the actual color of the wine.

Jan 1st, 2019