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2006 Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2009

($33) Bright ruby. Sexy red berry liqueur and Asian spice scents accented by subtle floral and smoked meat qualities. Lush, open-knit raspberry and dark cherry flavors coat the palate and betray no rough edges. Turns more tannic on the finish, which is refreshingly bitter and well-focused. I'd give this a few years in the cellar but the fruit is pretty sexy right now.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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