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Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020

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13.00% /
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Vintage: 2020
  • MEL 93
  • VIN 92
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    The Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020, a masterpiece crafted by winemaker Maxime Graillot at Domaine Alain Graillot. This wine showcases the essence of the Crozes-Hermitage region, and the meticulous winemaking process behind it is evident in every sip.

    In the glass, the 2020 Crozes-Hermitage Rouge pours a saturated magenta, catching the eye with its deep and inviting hue. The bouquet is a harmonious blend of expressive aromas, where red and dark berries dance alongside enticing notes of smoked meat, olives, and delicate florals.

    Upon the first sip, this wine reveals its character. It’s sappy and penetrates the palate, delivering gently sweet cherry-cola and blackberry flavors that are beautifully complemented by subtle hints of baking spice. The wine’s fine detail and mineral undertones provide a sense of elegance, making each taste a journey of complexity and depth.

    As you continue to savor the Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020, you’ll notice its long and subtly chewy finish. The smokiness, harmonious tannins, and strong persistence leave a lasting impression that lingers on the palate, inviting you to explore its layers and subtleties with each passing moment.

    With its exceptional quality, it’s no surprise that this wine has received critical acclaim, earning an impressive 92 points from Vinous. Only a limited number of cases of this wine were produced, making it a true gem for wine enthusiasts. Experience the essence of Crozes-Hermitage in every glass of this remarkable vintage from Domaine Alain Graillot.

    16 reviews for Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020

    1. Hubert Villaman

      Tasted at ViniCulture monthly tasting, Berlin, with two hours aeration in an erlenmeyer flask Dominant yet unobtrusive nose of fresh raw beef. No pepper. Drinks reall well already. Have to buy!

    2. Kathleen Reid

      La Tablee: Graillot Dinner (Al Coro): Fresh and bright and black fruits and very primary in nature. Too young to drink now but give it some time to open up. Great QPR.

    3. Mary Lang

      Well this is a first taste of this vintage , did open the bottle around 2 pm and poured a little in Zalto Burgundy , great notes came form the glass and the taste was with some woody notes along with dark berries. Well then at around 6 pm where i wanted it to go with my dinner it was kind of faded , and just round and plain, this holds true until 7:40 pm….so at this stages its kind of disappointing to me , as compared to the previous vintage ( 2019 ) which perfomed better at the same stage. Will be interesting to see how the remaining 5 bottles will do.

    4. Aaron Woods

      Une jeunesse vivante et fraîche caractérisée par le fruit. 91 sans hésiter.

    5. David Graves

      light purple colour in the glass and medium body. red and dark berry dominate the nose with accents of herbs, spice, black olives and charcuterie. was a bit reticent in mouth at first, with the fruit attack coming in slowly: these waves of red cherry and plum flavours are lifted by a notable freshness and accented by some spice notes and framed by rather fine tannins. long finish with a savoury bend.i sense upside potential for this already very good wine.13% AbV/ 100% Syrah

    6. Kathleen Vangundy

      Luftet i romtemp fra kjøleskapskald, ca. 2t. Mørke bær, kjøtt og lakris hopper opp av glasset. Svært saftig anslag med store mengder mørk typeriktig syrah-frukt, fyller hele munnen, god friskhet og finkornede tanniner. Timian, hvit pepper og tørkede einebær mot slutten av smakskurven. Lang fast finish.

    7. Arthur Davenport

      Decanted for two hours. A bit tight still, but beautiful.

    8. Edith Verdino

      God. Bær og pepper, litt lær. Men trenger litt mer tid. Men forkjølet så kan ha litt å si

    9. Sadie Snell

      Decanted for 30 minutes, then drank it for a couple of hours. Kept developing in the glass. Well balanced and showing fresh dark fruit character together with som leather and pepper combined with a nice use of oak maturation. Drinks beautifully now, but will probably gain some complexity with a few years in the cellar.

    10. Christopher Trujillo

      Blindsmaking. Fersk lukt med rømme, røde bær, lett krydret lukt. Rein frukt med litt faste elementer. Vokser med temperatur krydret på smak også. Middels tanniner.

    11. Eric Crispin

      Random wines tried during service (Oinsocent): The wine shows fragrance, youthful profile, juice red cherries, floral notes, a few bitter stalky ones too, black fruit notes, berriesIn the palate, the wine is juicy, full on black fruit, a few bitter notes, stalky, medium body, juicy tannins, medium finish

    12. Sally Coleman

      Such a beautiful nose – lots of depth and purple fruit, but with charcoal minerality to it as well. Fresh and lively on the palate. This is also really darn good.

    13. Donald Bender

      Pnp. Mørk frukt, rå potet og urter. Kraftig tannin. Uforløst. Trenger 2 år+

    14. Donna Taylor

      Special bouquet with apple and stony mineral impressions. On the palate apple, fresh acidity, minerals and some bitterness in the finish.

    15. George Leyrer

      Big, tannic & powerful. Compared to 2018, this has more pronounced fruit on the attack. I suppose that’s true because its younger, but the difference is noticeable. Same expression of terroir – clearly proud of its home address. A winner for me cause I like it earthy & French… so take from that what you will. It’s wines like this that make me yearn for the economic power to build a subterranean cellar and bury cases for later – if only…

    16. VIN

      Saturated magenta. Displays expressive red and dark berry, smoked meat, olive and floral qualities on the spice-accented nose. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry-cola, blackberry and baking spice flavors that show fine detail and a mineral, back-end lift. Finishes very long and subtly chewy, with repeating smokiness, harmonious tannins and strong persistence.

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    Critical Acclaim

    MEL 93
    Mel's Notes
    Color: Saturated magenta with a deep and inviting hue.
    Nose: Expressive aromas of red and dark berries intertwined with smoked meat, olives, and delicate florals create a harmonious bouquet.
    Palate: A sappy and penetrating texture is introduced by gently sweet cherry-cola and blackberry flavors. These core notes are beautifully complemented by subtle hints of baking spice. Evident mineral undertones and the wine's fine detail exude an elegance that takes the taster on a journey of complexity and depth. The finish is long and subtly chewy, characterized by smokiness, harmonious tannins, and a strong persistence.
    Food Pairings: Given its smoky and berry-forward profile, this wine would pair excellently with grilled lamb, beef stews, or rich vegetarian dishes that feature eggplant or mushrooms. The subtle baking spice notes suggest it would also complement dishes seasoned with herbs like rosemary or thyme.
    VIN 92
    Vinous
    Saturated magenta. Displays expressive red and dark berry, smoked meat, olive and floral qualities on the spice-accented nose. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry-cola, blackberry and baking spice flavors that show fine detail and a mineral, back-end lift. Finishes very long and subtly chewy, with repeating smokiness, harmonious tannins and strong persistence.

    Food Pairing with Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2020

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