Alain Graillot

St. Joseph Syrah

9.177 ratings
9.316 pro ratings
St. Joseph, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Anthony Lombardi

I had never had Graillot's St Joseph before. Only the Crozes. This is in pretty rarified company in St Joseph. Tons of depth and texture. Acid in front of tannins with some layered dark berry fruit. Fantastic.

I had never had Graillot's St Joseph before. Only the Crozes. This is in pretty rarified company in St Joseph. Tons of depth and texture. Acid in front of tannins with some layered dark berry fruit. Fantastic.

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2017
Carl Steefel

Primary and grapey at first, but quickly developing a sharper note with some grip and blackberry aromas. With Robuchon's to die For Wagyu beef and Potatoes Puree at Atelier de Robuchon in Tokyo.

Primary and grapey at first, but quickly developing a sharper note with some grip and blackberry aromas. With Robuchon's to die For Wagyu beef and Potatoes Puree at Atelier de Robuchon in Tokyo.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.9

Very juicy right now with some oak that is on its way towards being more integrated.

Very juicy right now with some oak that is on its way towards being more integrated.

May 17th, 2015
Michael Descamps

Red and black cherry, roasted game, black olive brine, green peppercorn.

Red and black cherry, roasted game, black olive brine, green peppercorn.

May 15th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Upon opening was very smoky and savory, and as it opened the fruit came forward. It was a fine match for salmon dinner. Thanks for sharing Steve!

Upon opening was very smoky and savory, and as it opened the fruit came forward. It was a fine match for salmon dinner. Thanks for sharing Steve!

Nov 15th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.5

Near perfect Syrah. Smoky, meaty, spicy and dark while maintaining freshness and bracing acid.

Near perfect Syrah. Smoky, meaty, spicy and dark while maintaining freshness and bracing acid.

Sep 30th, 2014
David Skurnik

Dinner with the parents!

Dinner with the parents!

Apr 29th, 2014
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Second day open and even better. Green olive, spice, dark cherry. This is excellent especially for the price.

Second day open and even better. Green olive, spice, dark cherry. This is excellent especially for the price.

Apr 19th, 2014
Ben Leger

Drinking so beautifully right now. Wild and Gamey with dried red fruit, floral, spices and grilled meat. #graillot #rhônoyoudidnt #rhonegiants #stjospeh

Drinking so beautifully right now. Wild and Gamey with dried red fruit, floral, spices and grilled meat. #graillot #rhônoyoudidnt #rhonegiants #stjospeh

Feb 27th, 2016
Philippe Dupuis

Closed and unlike the 2 other bottles of Graillot S-J 2010 i've had. Jammy and dense.

Closed and unlike the 2 other bottles of Graillot S-J 2010 i've had. Jammy and dense.

Feb 14th, 2018