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WTN: A lot better than baby aspirin

by Bruce K » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:35 pm

Alain Graillot 2000 St.-Joseph, $22
Wow is this good. It has a wonderful mix of purple fruits (sorry, I know there’s no such thing but there’s something about good Syrah that makes me think purple), flowers, herbs, spices and earth on the nose and palate. Smooth, seamless, vibrant, balanced, structured, and drinking beautifully. Excellent match with roast chicken with preserved lemons and olives. Two days later, it’s just as good, spicy, delineated, complex, and balanced. Importer: Europvin.
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Re: WTN: A lot better than baby aspirin

by Tim York » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:58 pm

You can rely on Alain Graillot to make a good Saint-Joseph. I don't think that I have ever tried it, though; an omission to be repaired.
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Re: WTN: A lot better than baby aspirin

by Bruce K » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:15 pm

I've had several of his Crozes and thought they lived up to his reputation. This was my first St.-Joe from Graillot and based on this, I won't hesitate to buy future bottles if the price is reasonable.
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Re: WTN: A lot better than baby aspirin

by ChaimShraga » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:46 pm

I must say that Graillot's 2007 St. Joseph is a lovely young red. It really has everything I like in a young red: seductive fruit that drinks as though it was 100% oak free.
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