Elephant in the Room Small Barrel Shiraz 2019
12th August 2021
"If you were going to cellar this then the bottle shape would be a nightmare for the rack. But no one is going to cellar this, so the bottle shape is and remains pretty cool. Interestingly, perhaps, my 19-year-old daughter walked past as I was tasting this and said, I see that brand everywhere. Respect then to the sales reps; they’ve done well.
Chocolate. It tastes and smells of chocolate. There’s blackberried fruit behind and associated clovey spice notes, perhaps a whisper of toast too. Liquid toast. It’s medium-to-bold, neat, solid, uncomplicated without being simple. You won’t get excited over this but but nor will you go wrong."
Rated: 90 Points
Source: Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au, August 2021