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Elephant Hill set the bar pretty high when it comes to quality. That might be something to do with their German owners, Roger and Reydan Weiss, that spare no expense in running this state of the art winery located on the stunning Te Awanga coastline, and boasts one of the finest winery restaurants in NZ!
The Elephant Hill “Icon” range is the absolute pinnacle of wine making at Elephant Hill and only ever released in the greatest vintages. With their meticulous standards you know it has to be better than good, it has to be near damn perfect!
Hieronymus is the name of the Bordeaux blend produced under their “Icon” range and this is from the 2018 Hawke’s Bay vintage. Think of this as wine fit for a king! Or a lord mayor. Hieronymus is actually a nod to a famous ancestor of the Weiss family, Hieronymus Ebner von Eschenbach who was Lord Mayor of Nuremberg in the 16th century.
Produced using the very best fruit (58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 1% Malbec) from their Gimblett Gravels and Bridge Pa Triangle vineyards and aged for 22 months in French oak.
As you’d expect it’s had near perfect scores from the critics that had a change to put it to the test…
96/100 & Top Rank (Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review)
“A flagship blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot from the Gimblett Gravels district. Dense, heroic red with dark chocolate, mocha, cassis, dried fruits and mixed spice flavours. A long-distance runner that will repay cellaring. Aerate before serving.”
95/100 & Top Rank (Huon Hooke, The Real Review)
“Very deep red colour with a good tint of purple, and a complex young bouquet of cedar, blueberry, cigarbox and violet, with a trace of smoked charcuterie. The wine is full-bodied and elegantly-structured, the tannins fine, the finish stylish with an acceptable twist of bitterness. Concentrated, bright and youthful, with a long future ahead.”
Hieronymus is a cellar worthy red for all fine wine snobs or. wine lovers with deep pockets. The Elephant Hill crew reckon this can be cellar for 15 years plus from vintage.