Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

8.841 ratings
8.811 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

A bit bretty and good.

A bit bretty and good.

Sep 12th, 2021
Steven Gullo

Plenty of olives and juniper. Medium bodied. Delicious and opens up pretty quickly

Plenty of olives and juniper. Medium bodied. Delicious and opens up pretty quickly

Jul 16th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

Tight and closed - will be beautiful with time :)

Tight and closed - will be beautiful with time :)

Jan 31st, 2021
Jae Cho

I agree with @Jonathan Wall that compared with the ‘16 vintage, this lacks a bit of refinement. It’s still better than the ‘15, and after hours slow ox it opened gorgeously, tannins softened, and had that lead pencil, blue slate thing again.

I agree with @Jonathan Wall that compared with the ‘16 vintage, this lacks a bit of refinement. It’s still better than the ‘15, and after hours slow ox it opened gorgeously, tannins softened, and had that lead pencil, blue slate thing again.

Jan 24th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me.

Graillot is one of my all time favorites. I bought one ‘17 to test and see how much more of the ‘17 I want to buy. And not much. It’s delicious... but the last few years seem to be evolving away from the unique Alain Graillot style I remember from years past. Still can’t get the ‘95 out of my head... it ruined me.

Oct 16th, 2019
MaJ CappS

Bret again - wth??!!

Bret again - wth??!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2021
Matt Lasater

Overripe black plum and currant, a sort of bramble bringing the acid along, lavender, ash, hot earth, pepper and spice, animal (brett), and some flecks of iron throughout. Nose and front end of the palate reflect its origin from the Les Chassis plane, vintage coming through too, but it seems just a touch shy from an extraction standpoint, something that is holding it back and cuts the mid-palate impact through the finish short.

Overripe black plum and currant, a sort of bramble bringing the acid along, lavender, ash, hot earth, pepper and spice, animal (brett), and some flecks of iron throughout. Nose and front end of the palate reflect its origin from the Les Chassis plane, vintage coming through too, but it seems just a touch shy from an extraction standpoint, something that is holding it back and cuts the mid-palate impact through the finish short.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2020
Matthew Cohen

Nose is inky

Palate dark fruits. Mineral A bit hot.

Not getting better with air. Heat still there. Bitter.

Nose is inky

Palate dark fruits. Mineral A bit hot.

Not getting better with air. Heat still there. Bitter.

Jul 3rd, 2021
Ben Christen

Mag. Delicious.

Mag. Delicious.

May 28th, 2021
Emma Godel

Great minerality. Affordable price. Paired great with our pasta dinner and was an enjoyable sip throughout the night

Great minerality. Affordable price. Paired great with our pasta dinner and was an enjoyable sip throughout the night

Jun 21st, 2020