Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2016

$39.19

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Ratings on Delectable

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

Fall favorite. I forget how food friendly this is. Notes to come. Day one a bit reduced.

Fall favorite. I forget how food friendly this is. Notes to come. Day one a bit reduced.

9.1

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

The nose is the best feature of this Crozes from Graillot. Berry fruit, stemmy with a gamey note. Red and black fruits on the palate with cherries noticeable - barely medium weight. Very tasty but to be critical a little thin at the end - under ripe grapes? More acidic than I was expecting. One of the 1001 wines.

The nose is the best feature of this Crozes from Graillot. Berry fruit, stemmy with a gamey note. Red and black fruits on the palate with cherries noticeable - barely medium weight. Very tasty but to be critical a little thin at the end - under ripe grapes? More acidic than I was expecting. One of the 1001 wines.

8.7

Jae Cho Delectable Pro

One of my favorite wines. Structured, elegant and delicious. It compels a purple smile to appear when I compare it to other sought after Rhône wine prices.

One of my favorite wines. Structured, elegant and delicious. It compels a purple smile to appear when I compare it to other sought after Rhône wine prices.

9.1

Max Reichwage Delectable Pro

Always so good

Always so good

9.2

Fraser McKinley Delectable Pro

Reference point Syrah for me and although at the riper end of the Graillot scale still brimming with purity and complexity - 2016

Reference point Syrah for me and although at the riper end of the Graillot scale still brimming with purity and complexity - 2016

9.4

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

Riper than 15’

Riper than 15’

9.1

Joe D'Angelo Delectable Pro

The 2016 Crozes-Hermitage is bright and vivid, with aromas of dark wild berries, fresh flowers, dark olives, white pepper and a gorgeous saline character that all takes shape as this unwinds in the glass. On the palate this is medium-bodied with a wonderful velvety texture backed by a racy core that shows a wonderful combination of acidity and minerality that leads up the the mouthwatering finish. This continues to become more compelling as it sits in the glass, and its freshness makes it appealing today, however it should go on to evolve beautifully over the course of the next decade.

The 2016 Crozes-Hermitage is bright and vivid, with aromas of dark wild berries, fresh flowers, dark olives, white pepper and a gorgeous saline character that all takes shape as this unwinds in the glass. On the palate this is medium-bodied with a wonderful velvety texture backed by a racy core that shows a wonderful combination of acidity and minerality that leads up the the mouthwatering finish. This continues to become more compelling as it sits in the glass, and its freshness makes it appealing today, however it should go on to evolve beautifully over the course of the next decade.

9.2

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

This could be my favorite young vintage of Graillot. The freshness and balance this has is awesome, almost going as far to say there’s tension in what is normally an area that produces lipsmacking Syrah with so much jovial personality. This has a serious side. So much just ripe blackberry, currant, and marion berry fruit, lavender, crack black and pink peppercorn, salt cured olive, iron, animal, licorice, spruce and that classic Graillot tar note. The mid palate and finish wrap the tongue with stony mineraity, the depth too is awesome. The acid and “focus” almost make it an outlier for the house style, but there’s so much class to it. This has dimension and posture, I’m excited to watch it evolve.

This could be my favorite young vintage of Graillot. The freshness and balance this has is awesome, almost going as far to say there’s tension in what is normally an area that produces lipsmacking Syrah with so much jovial personality. This has a serious side. So much just ripe blackberry, currant, and marion berry fruit, lavender, crack black and pink peppercorn, salt cured olive, iron, animal, licorice, spruce and that classic Graillot tar note. The mid palate and finish wrap the tongue with stony mineraity, the depth too is awesome. The acid and “focus” almost make it an outlier for the house style, but there’s so much class to it. This has dimension and posture, I’m excited to watch it evolve.

9.3

Adam Knoerzer Delectable Pro

Beautiful smoky meat aromas with black and red fruit, pepper, and black olive all contained in a beautiful violet-colored package.

Beautiful smoky meat aromas with black and red fruit, pepper, and black olive all contained in a beautiful violet-colored package.

9.0

Jonathan Wall Delectable Pro

'14, '15, '16. All had the Same Graillot earthy dark berry base palette. The '14 was meaty on top of that. '15 savory and spices. And the '16 had more up front fruit and acidity... almost deviating in style but in a good way. A revisit in 5 years is a must.

'14, '15, '16. All had the Same Graillot earthy dark berry base palette. The '14 was meaty on top of that. '15 savory and spices. And the '16 had more up front fruit and acidity... almost deviating in style but in a good way. A revisit in 5 years is a must.

9.3

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