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Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2018
Region: Rhone Valley
Winery: Alain Graillot
Grapes: 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne
Color: White
Vintage: 2018
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Description: A blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, it exhibits aromas of rose petals, citrus oil, and honey in addition to good definition and freshness as well as attractive weight and texture.


Reviews

Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator 90 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
Bright plantain, pineapple and yellow apple gelée notes give this a fun and bouncy feel, with a flash of heather knitting the elements together on the finish. Drink now. 1,250 cases made.
The Wine Advocate 91 FOR THE 2017 VINTAGE
A blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Blanc was fermented in stainless steel and demi-muids (half in each). It's plump and round, with ripe notes of melon, pear and pineapple and a luscious, silky texture. It finishes long, thanks to a refreshing hint of citrus zest.