Maxime Graillot Crozes Hermitage Equinoxe 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage|
Wine AdvocateA négociant project from Maxime Graillot and Thomas Schmittel, Equis offers a charming, ripe 2017 Crozes Hermitage Equinoxe. Rich and chocolaty for such a young, ready-to-drink wine, it was entirely destemmed and aged 60% in tank and 40% in wood. Medium to full-bodied, it's supple, almost creamy in texture, with a long finish. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.
Wine SpectatorFresh and forward, with silky structure that lets ebullient plum and black cherry fruit flavors burst forth. Light violet and white pepper notes course through the finish, while the fruit wins out easily. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made.