Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage|
|Brand||Domaine Alain Graillot|
Fuller-bodied, dry. Blueberry, cherry, and black tea. Finishes with grainy tannin, bright acidity, chocolate, and earth. Classic. Store some for the next lockdown and enjoy with stews and roasts.
Maxime Graillot was confident that he will bottle a La Guiraude from 2018, but the selection hadn't yet been made at the time of my visit. This barrel of 2018 Crozes Hermitage shows superb aromatics, with hints of black tea accenting cassis and blueberry fruit. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it reveals some chocolaty notes yet remains remarkably fresh on the finish.