Crozes-Hermitage 2014 from one of the king of this appellation: Alain Graillot 🙌🍷 • Having consistently produced an honest reflection of the Northern Rhône for 25 years, Alain Graillot’s son Maxime Graillot took over from him in 2008. The wines however are still made in an elegant, old-school style. Favouring savouriness and fragrance over oak and sweetness, whole bunch fermentation is key with the Graillot’s organically-farmed, old vine Syrah. • Crozes-Hermitage is the largest appellation in the Northern Rhône and stretches from the back end of Hermitage hill over flatter and more sandy soils. It can be rather variable and tough in cooler vintages but it proliferates in warmer conditions. John Livingstone-Learmonth, a Rhône authority, writes that the 2015 vintage is ‘one to match the best years of the 20th Century in the Northern Rhône’. Classicists may find the austerity of the 2014s more attractive than the richness of the 2015s but there is no question as to their phenomenal power and balance. • This Crozes-Hermitage 2014 presents presents a powerful nose with red fruits and black fruits, more especially of black berries. The mouth is medium-bodied and elegant. The finish is long with notes of pepper and kirsch. I guess this wine can age decades and decades, always offering new complex aromas and a true expression of the terroir 🍷 • • • #wine #winerasting #tas#tastings #tasting #wineroots #instawine #winelover #winelife #winegeek #wineglass #bottle #bottleofwine #rhone #rhonevalley #crozeshermitage #alaingraillot #graillot #valleedurhone #france #french #frenchwine #finewine #winecellar #cellar #redwine #potd #barrel #2014 #bestwine #discovery
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Friday night with the kids out! Chatham oysters and Crozes Hermitage. #oysters #cro#crozeshermitagec #crozeshermitage #datenight
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Coup de cœur !! On aime la Syrah !!! 🍇 🍇 en voilà une belle, oui monsieur ! cépage roi de la vallée du Rhône! ❤️ Bientôt au verre, en attendant dans une bouteille il n’y a que 6 petits verres 🙈🤩🤪#monsieurjacques #baravin #lille #lillemaville #ruedegand #vieuxlille #syrah #gillesrobin #deshommesetdesvins #crozeshermitage #vigneronbio
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