Maxime Graillot, Equis, Saint Joseph, Rhône, 2010



  • Grape Variety: Syrah
  • Drink: 2013 - 2022


Maxime Graillot

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

Crushed blackberry nose, vibrant, with stylish oak. Rich, suave, modern-style with a good deal of oak, quite chocolaty. It’s concentrated and spicy, yet with moreish acidity and a soft pedal on the extraction so that the fruit remains vibrant. Sleek and polished, this has good potential. Very good length.

Simon Field MW

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

A generous and ripe nose is dominated by black fruit descriptors, with hints of laurel, olive and charcuterie. The tannins dominate the palate and the finish dries a little, but there is no denying the concentration of ripe fruit and the sheer power of the ensemble. Elegant, balancing acidity completes the picture.

John Livingstone-Learmonth

Tasting: Saint Joseph 2010

There is a steady hint of elegance in the nose, a safe pair of hands here, one that will evolve and develop; a note of oak is attached. The black fruit runs quietly across the glass. The palate moves steadily, with a gentle wash of black fruit, and an iodine tang in its late moments. The acidity is fine, and it ends freshly. Doesn’t reach for the stars, but is modern, stylish, and will be fragrant, even if a little international.The finish can expand after another year.


Wine name: Equis
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 13%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2010
Price: £17.50
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Saint Joseph