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    2016 Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude

    Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, FRANCE
    $110. 00 Bottle
    $1320.00 Dozen
    ABV: 13.5%
    Closure: Cork

    Other Reviews....
    Showing greater intensity and complexity than the regular bottling, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage la Guiraude also is made entirely whole cluster, yet it shows less prominent stemmy notes. Olive, roasted meat and cherry notes mingle easily on the nose and palate. This is medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a long, fine, elegant finish. It should drink well for over a decade.
    93 Points
    Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate

    Opaque ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, olive, potpourri and incense, and exotic spice and mineral notes build steadily with air. Sweet, focused and penetrating on the palate, offering intense, spice-tinged boysenberry, cherry preserve and violet pastille flavors braced by a core of juicy acidity. Blends concentration and energy with a deft hand and finishes with superb, gently tannic persistence.
    94 Points
    Josh Raynolds - Vinous