Big Aussie Red from Majestic
First, a question:
a) if you've got it, flaunt it
b) less is more
If you answered b), then look away now.
Elephant in the Room wines describe themselves as "proudly large in scale and expansive
in flavour ... created to give consumers exactly
what they want – full bodied and mouth-filling wines that deliver
If this antipodean wine were a band, it would be AC-DC; if it were a comedian, it would be Paul Hogan. Bombastic, attention-grabbing and in-yer-face, it views subtlety the way a Neanderthal views a woolly mammoth.
Elephant in the Room, Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2017 (Majestic, £13.99 / £10.99 Mix Six - until at least August) expressive and perfumed with sweet, ripe dark-berry fruit, violets and toasty-oaky spice; behind lies a dense, complex core with fine tannins.
It is not especially food friendly, but will match with darker game such as duck or venison.