Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.027 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
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.

Apr 10th, 2020
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
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
Sarah Baldassaro

Tannin, acid, slight pepper, dark fruit

Tannin, acid, slight pepper, dark fruit

Jun 11th, 2020
Joe Davant

Graphite, iron, blackberry, brawny and delicious. My first Graillot and there will be more.

Graphite, iron, blackberry, brawny and delicious. My first Graillot and there will be more.

May 2nd, 2020
Alex Hughes

Really enjoying this wine. Lots of game, smoke, lavender and bacon in a nice mouth filling texture. Tannins are high but rounded enough for enjoyment now, and will likely get better with time. It’s a bit ripe which probably came at the expense of complexity and length but very good.

Really enjoying this wine. Lots of game, smoke, lavender and bacon in a nice mouth filling texture. Tannins are high but rounded enough for enjoyment now, and will likely get better with time. It’s a bit ripe which probably came at the expense of complexity and length but very good.

May 1st, 2020
Michael Greene

Nice for crozes. Tannins chunky and rustic. Dark fruit plus herbs.

Nice for crozes. Tannins chunky and rustic. Dark fruit plus herbs.

Mar 24th, 2020
Ola Lenin

Classic Crozes with minty bouquet, spices, white pepper and herbs. Rosemary and blackberry on the palate. Balanced and top quality

Classic Crozes with minty bouquet, spices, white pepper and herbs. Rosemary and blackberry on the palate. Balanced and top quality

Jan 20th, 2020
Andrew Formi

Loved it

Loved it

Nov 26th, 2019