Alain Graillot

La Guiraude Crozes-Hermitage Syrah

9.114 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Crozes-Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Wow, difference in these two…Graillot…big sour/tart cherry, not a lick of blackcherry and razor acidity combined with the tart fruit…absolutely need food as not enjoyable by itself. Meat/pepper with smoke which I like…but perhaps to much semi carbonic as it felt it had some effervescence? Maybe flaw, maybe intentional but certainly a great conversation bottle…St cosme…tame and more black:red fruit, acid slightly less and overall more balanced…ive had 16 Graillot last year…don’t remember it being quite that acidic!

Wow, difference in these two…Graillot…big sour/tart cherry, not a lick of blackcherry and razor acidity combined with the tart fruit…absolutely need food as not enjoyable by itself. Meat/pepper with smoke which I like…but perhaps to much semi carbonic as it felt it had some effervescence? Maybe flaw, maybe intentional but certainly a great conversation bottle…St cosme…tame and more black:red fruit, acid slightly less and overall more balanced…ive had 16 Graillot last year…don’t remember it being quite that acidic!

Jun 13th, 2021
Matt

Young, enjoyed over 3 nights. Captures the vintage well, found considerable “carbonic” character on day one, quite primary and loaded with fruity esters and some CO2. Aeration helped significantly, bloody meat, hot stones, olives, and plummy black fruit emerging. Love the acidity here, it has snap on the back end. Curious how my perceived change in house style at the domaine will play out with age in bottle, especially regarding Guiraude

Young, enjoyed over 3 nights. Captures the vintage well, found considerable “carbonic” character on day one, quite primary and loaded with fruity esters and some CO2. Aeration helped significantly, bloody meat, hot stones, olives, and plummy black fruit emerging. Love the acidity here, it has snap on the back end. Curious how my perceived change in house style at the domaine will play out with age in bottle, especially regarding Guiraude

Nov 5th, 2020
Anthony Lombardi

Plenty of power, but well balanced with floral aromatics and bright red fruit. Silky tannins add complexity & texture. Great stuff.

Plenty of power, but well balanced with floral aromatics and bright red fruit. Silky tannins add complexity & texture. Great stuff.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2020
Alan Snitow

Good, needs time

Good, needs time

May 30th, 2021
Андрей Попов

2016 год. Сира. Фиолетовый оттенок. Аромат: черные ягоды, специи, запах крови, парного мяса. Вкус: Хорошая кислотность, мягкое во вкусе, брусника, клюква, танины.

2016 год. Сира. Фиолетовый оттенок. Аромат: черные ягоды, специи, запах крови, парного мяса. Вкус: Хорошая кислотность, мягкое во вкусе, брусника, клюква, танины.

Feb 19th, 2021
E & K G

Vibrant red and purple fruit. Some tart cherries mixed with a bit of plum and some fig notes. Fresh on the palate and really shows well when you keep it somewhat on the chilled side.

Vibrant red and purple fruit. Some tart cherries mixed with a bit of plum and some fig notes. Fresh on the palate and really shows well when you keep it somewhat on the chilled side.

Oct 30th, 2020
Nick Ferrall

Overdelivers every time. Happy to have a few bottles cellared.

Overdelivers every time. Happy to have a few bottles cellared.

Jan 18th, 2020
Thierry Leto

Thierry had this 2 years ago

Thierry had this 2 years ago

Jun 1st, 2020
Chandan Sharma

Chandan had this 3 years ago

Chandan had this 3 years ago

Mar 7th, 2020
Victor Torra

Victor had this 3 years ago

Victor had this 3 years ago

Jan 17th, 2020