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2009 Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2012

Glass-staining ruby.  An exotically perfumed bouquet shows intense dark fruit and floral qualities, with a spicy overtone.  Round and deep in the mouth, offering an array of dark berry preserve and floral pastille flavors and a late note of allspice.  Closes with impressive clarity and a lingering note of candied blackberry.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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