2018 Alain Graillot Morocco Syrocco Syrah

Luscious yet elegant Moroccan Syrah from Northern Rhone icon, Alain Graillot.

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Whilst peddaling his tandem bike through the cooler mountains parts of Morocco, Northern Rhone winemaking icon, Alain Graillot, stopped for a chat.

It was a chat with the oenologist, Jacques Poulaine from Domaine des Ouled Thaleb. Jacques gave him a tour of some of the better sites where the cooling breeze from the Atlantic ocean tempered the climate of the Zenata region.

Graillot immediately saw the potential. This excellent value curio is the end result.

It has a warmth and richness in the mouth, but also a cool elegance. It has the typical Graillot thumbprint but with a slightly exotic twist. Absolutely worth a look for those seeking to explore a wider world of wine.

This North African Syrah may just be the dark horse of the Graillot portfolio, though it still delivers plenty of interest and value. For those new to this wine, it hails from the Atlantic ventilated hills of Morocco's Zenata region in the lee of the spectacular Middle Atlas Mountains.

The relatively cool climate and altitude here-and the mix of red and black clay over a base of limestone and ancient ocean bed remnants-provide the right mix of conditions for scented, juicy, layered Syrah that Alain Graillot hopes will showcase the surprising potential of Morocco.

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