Alain Graillot

Graillot Heathcote Syrah

8.918 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Heathcote, Central Victoria, Victoria, Australia
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Scott Rowe

Wasn't for me last night.
I'll have to revisit this one.

Wasn't for me last night.
I'll have to revisit this one.

Dec 19th, 2016
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.0

Graillot Australie in the glass tonight! Proving a different perspective is all it takes to make a unique & refreshing style! Yumminess has no limits! #filthygoodvino #shiraz #heathcote #graillot

Graillot Australie in the glass tonight! Proving a different perspective is all it takes to make a unique & refreshing style! Yumminess has no limits! #filthygoodvino #shiraz #heathcote #graillot

Jul 6th, 2014
Bob McDonald

This is Northern Rhone winemaker, Alain Graillot's Australian venture using Heathcote Shiraz and calling it Syrah. Was expecting more from this combination. Initial vanilla oak aromas lacking in fruit depth. Picked too early? A little thin and hollow with high acidity. It seems like the French trying to tame Heathcotes big flavours and not succeeding - not in this vintage at least. A reference point for traditional Heathcote is Jasper Hill who, apart from their own Cuvees have produced an acceptable joint venture with another Rhone legend in Chapoutier.

This is Northern Rhone winemaker, Alain Graillot's Australian venture using Heathcote Shiraz and calling it Syrah. Was expecting more from this combination. Initial vanilla oak aromas lacking in fruit depth. Picked too early? A little thin and hollow with high acidity. It seems like the French trying to tame Heathcotes big flavours and not succeeding - not in this vintage at least. A reference point for traditional Heathcote is Jasper Hill who, apart from their own Cuvees have produced an acceptable joint venture with another Rhone legend in Chapoutier.

Sep 7th, 2017
Bob McDonald

Made by famed Rhone winemaker Alain Graillot in Heathcote, Central Victoria, an area known for full throttle Shiraz. However, as expected, this is much more restrained on the ripe fruit characters. Notes of hung meat and a touch of blood. Faint cherry on the palate with mainly savoury mineral characters. Shows the versatility of the Shiraz grape and the different results that can be achieved.

Made by famed Rhone winemaker Alain Graillot in Heathcote, Central Victoria, an area known for full throttle Shiraz. However, as expected, this is much more restrained on the ripe fruit characters. Notes of hung meat and a touch of blood. Faint cherry on the palate with mainly savoury mineral characters. Shows the versatility of the Shiraz grape and the different results that can be achieved.

Nov 16th, 2016
Bia Affonso

Great wine, no 1 is pretty good! Now keen to try no 2 for a cheaper bottle! :)

Great wine, no 1 is pretty good! Now keen to try no 2 for a cheaper bottle! :)

Apr 11th, 2015
Rob Geddes MW

Lovely refined modern shiraz with fresh berry fruit flavours and really at home with food

Lovely refined modern shiraz with fresh berry fruit flavours and really at home with food

Mar 3rd, 2015
Bob McDonald

Graillots Australian Syrah. Not your normal Heathcote blockbuster. More restrained and the better for it. This example a little cold (mid July in Toowoomba!!) but showing more Northern Rhone nuances. Hints of liquorice spice and game. Excellent. 17.5+.

Graillots Australian Syrah. Not your normal Heathcote blockbuster. More restrained and the better for it. This example a little cold (mid July in Toowoomba!!) but showing more Northern Rhone nuances. Hints of liquorice spice and game. Excellent. 17.5+.

Jul 18th, 2014
Ma Quinn

Black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon spice. A little Parma violet on the back end. Beaucoup fine tannin. Supple. Elegant. YUM!!

Black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon spice. A little Parma violet on the back end. Beaucoup fine tannin. Supple. Elegant. YUM!!

Jul 16th, 2014
Col McBryde

Winemaker Some Young Punks Wines

8.7

Col had this 4 years ago

Col had this 4 years ago

Jun 25th, 2014
Thomas BOURVEAU

Thomas had this 5 months ago

Thomas had this 5 months ago

Mar 24th, 2018