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1996 Alain Graillot - Crozes-Hermitage la Guiraude Syrah - France - Northern Rhone - Crozes Hermitage - Red

France - Northern Rhone - Crozes Hermitage

Red Syrah
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Comm: 2010-2012 VF: 2004-2026

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 82
Author cinnamon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.989%
Tasted On 04/10/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2012

Some browning but still deep red appearence. Nose of some sweet cherry but more of smoke and meat (bacon?), bayleaf and with hints of violet. The palate brings a fresh attack with medium intesity of sour cherries and animal, almost gamey. Just a bit of a hole in the midpalate. Pretty long and fresh finish thanks to the high acidity. The wine drinks fine right now. Not the complexity I wish from 13 years in bottle but a good food wine for sure.

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