August 17, 2023

Elephant in the Room Palatial Pinot Noir

Who makes it?

Elephant in the Room is a slick brand from Australia. Fourth Wave has other Australian brands such as Woods Crompton. However, it doesn’t stop there, they have ranges from across the world. This particular Pinot Noir hails from Mount Gambier in South Australia.

The winemaker for Elephant in the Room is Corey Ryan who is part of Sons of Eden.

How do they make it?

The grapes for this Pinot Noir are low yielding and from the cooler slopes. A portion of the grapes (10%) are left in whole bunch at the start of the ferment. To keep the fruit forward, the wine is mostly matured in stainless steel. Three quarters of the wine is matured in French oak to add spice and roundness. 

What does it taste like?

This is a medium bodied red wine. It is expressive in its typical cherry, plum and raspberry fruit. In the glass it has a fragrant spicy note. It has a fresh vibrance along the palate and then it finishes with a more earthy note. This is rather moreish. And you can serve it with a very light chill.

What to drink it with?

The Elephant in the Room is a Pinot that will match well with the classic pairing of duck. It is just as tasty with a burger or truffle risotto. 

Cheese

Enjoy this wine with Manchego or comte. Or a truffle flavoured cheese.

Quickie review « Smooth yet fresh and fragrant. This is, quite simply, a good drink. »

Country of Origin: Limecoast Coast, Australia
Tasting Date: May 2023
Price:  UK £11 | AUD$ 14
Drink: now – 5 years 
Needs food: no
Source: purchase

If you like more medium bodied Australian red wines, why not check out:
Philip Shaw The Conductor Merlot

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