The 2017 Merlot is a medium boded but full-flavoured wine with characters of dark yet youthful berry fruit. Balancing plush fruit flavour with tight tannins, clean acidity leads into a medium length finish with an aftertaste of milk chocolate and subtle leaf notes.
From the Winery
Sourced from established vineyards in the cooler limestone coast of South Australia’s South East corner. The consistent daily temperatures and cooler nights combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested whilst promoting long, slow flavour development.
Partially hand harvested before de-stemming primarily in closed fermenters with pump overs with a portion of open fermenters., All components blended post fermentation before two thirds were matured in stainless steel and one third was matured in French oak for nine months before bottling with minimal fining, filtration and sulphur addition.
Cool to mild conditions preceded the growing season with plenty of rain ensuring the soil moisture levels were okay reducing the need for irrigation through summer. Veraison was a little later than usual and with a cool growing season, good fruit was harvested very late in the season once optimal fruit and tannin ripeness had been achieved. The best of vineyards performed very well in 2017.
The Elephant in the Room wines are proudly large in scale and expansive in flavour. Ignoring fashion and braving the scorn “wine thought police” Elephant in the Room was created to give consumers exactly what they want – full bodied and mouth-filling wines that deliver maximum pleasure. Each wine is sourced from slow-ripening cool climate vineyards in the Limestone Coast of South Australia and partially matured in French Oak before final blending and bottling by Corey Ryan.
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WBW Rating: 91/100
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Winemaker: Corey Ryan
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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