Alain Graillot 2019 Crozes-Hermitage "Cuvee La Guiraude" 750ml
The 2019 Crozes Hermitage la Guiraude was bottled in March 2021, but it is just being sold this spring (2022). It's a full-bodied, rich effort, almost a bit over the top, with bold flavors of blackberry jam, uncluttered and unsoftened by much in the way of new oak. It's concentrated and intense, a bit chewy without being overly hard, with a long, velvety finish.
Score: 95 points -- Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate, 2022