Alain Graillot Syrocco Zenata Syrah 2009

Yes, that's right, Morocco.  The country in northern Africa.  I tasted the wine blind (a syrah), so I had no chance.  Zero.  Bright, ruby in colour with tears in the glass.  A medium intensity juby expression of jam, confectionary and apricots on the nose.  Rather like an entry level Crozes-Hermitage or even a Cotes du Rhone, perhaps no surprise given Alain Graillot is a producer from the Rhone Valley.  On the palate, medium to high acidity, red fruits, raspberries and dark cherries jostled for position.  There's certainly some novelty in this wine.  In a bracket that promised a wine from each country of the same variety, the inclusion of this wine was mostly evil.  Is there a reason we don't see too many wines from Morocco?  'fraid so on this wine.  No, actually, it's not that bad, it's just well, very very juby.  83 points.

Abv: 13%
Price: n/a
Website: n/a
Tasted: October 2011
October 17, 2011

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…