Pithon-Paillé

Grololo Grolleau Noir

8.9144 ratings
9.029 pro ratings
Loire Valley, France
Grolleau Noir
Top Notes For
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

8.5

smells like the all sprinklers just went off at dusk in late July across an entire neighborhood; lawns of peppered strawberry and blackberry, wet sidewalks wafting. And it tastes like a spiced raspberry juice hot tub with the acidic shock of a peer-pressured dive into the pool. It's not THAT cold, so it's cool [bahhh-dumm-chhh] but it still fucking hits ya, man. It's a pure and simple pleasure, the kind of thing you don't have to think too much about until you decided to hit the bong because you have the worst cramps ever and now here we are.

smells like the all sprinklers just went off at dusk in late July across an entire neighborhood; lawns of peppered strawberry and blackberry, wet sidewalks wafting. And it tastes like a spiced raspberry juice hot tub with the acidic shock of a peer-pressured dive into the pool. It's not THAT cold, so it's cool [bahhh-dumm-chhh] but it still fucking hits ya, man. It's a pure and simple pleasure, the kind of thing you don't have to think too much about until you decided to hit the bong because you have the worst cramps ever and now here we are.

Mar 15th, 2018
Michael Young

Area Manager/Italian Specialist Fine Wine Portfolio, Palm Bay International, Certified Sommelier Court of Master Sommelier, Certified Sommelier Associazione Sommelier Italiano

8.2

Good. Remember it having more Bret and being a little more complex. Still a nice simple wine with a cool label.

Good. Remember it having more Bret and being a little more complex. Still a nice simple wine with a cool label.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

This is not complex wine. This is juicy, acid driven, savory-goes-with-food wine. But mostly it's gone in a hurry wine. I'd buy this by the keg.

This is not complex wine. This is juicy, acid driven, savory-goes-with-food wine. But mostly it's gone in a hurry wine. I'd buy this by the keg.

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2014
Ben Walker / Caravin

After that Pinot this feels flabby. And that's almost impossible normally. Super savoury though.

After that Pinot this feels flabby. And that's almost impossible normally. Super savoury though.

Jul 4th, 2016
Maxence Guilluy

Cherry, fresh

Cherry, fresh

May 3rd, 2016
morgan fox

Beverage Director Saint Martha; Sales Mosaic Wine Alliance.

9.2

Delicious and very drinkable. Good value.

Delicious and very drinkable. Good value.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Maxence Guilluy

Such a great light wine! Red fruits, light tannins!

Vin très lègers et tres sympa! Fruit rouge et tanins lègers!

Such a great light wine! Red fruits, light tannins!

Vin très lègers et tres sympa! Fruit rouge et tanins lègers!

Feb 5th, 2015
John Bigelow

Always good.

Always good.

Dec 1st, 2014
Parag Lalit

Simply delicious Grolleau. Lot of balance. Juicy like a Morgon, structured like a Pinot Noir. Very savoury offering plenty of black fruit, anise, asparagus and slightly abrasive tannins. Scrumptious, awesome, authentic wine for little $. #delish

Simply delicious Grolleau. Lot of balance. Juicy like a Morgon, structured like a Pinot Noir. Very savoury offering plenty of black fruit, anise, asparagus and slightly abrasive tannins. Scrumptious, awesome, authentic wine for little $. #delish

Nov 24th, 2014
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.6

Weightier than before. Great sopressada finish.

Weightier than before. Great sopressada finish.

Oct 28th, 2014