Alain Graillot is well known to wine lovers throughout the world, and is universally regarded as one of the most talented producers in the Rhône. What is extraordinary is that he has built his reputation and fame in just 20 short years, and in an appellation that was until recently despised by the cognoscenti.
He has proved that even (or should we say particularly) from the flat land near the Isère river confluence, it is possible to make rich, concentrated reds that demonstrate everything that is exciting about the Syrah grape - the explosive black fruit, the aromatic intensity, the pepper and spice complexity, all supported by crisp acidity and good tannins. They are difficult to resist young, but patient cellaring is well-rewarded.
This Crozes-Hermitage exhibits a dark red colour. It reveals blackberry, dark cherries, spicy (clove and pepper) and violet flavours. It is an elegant and delicate medium-bodied wine with a nice and fresh finish.
Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage rouge magnum
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