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2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Hieronymus Cabernet Merlot

2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Hieronymus Cabernet Merlot

98 Points Cameron Douglas
2015 Elephant Hill Hawkes Bay Hieronymus Cabernet Merlot
98 Points Cameron Douglas

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A Bordeaux blend with huge finesse and aging potential. The Hieronymus is a super-premium offering from Hawkes Bay experts Elephant Hill. Don't be confused, 'Hieronymus' was once a different wine in their range (at $30 something) but the name now applies to their newer, top flight Bordeaux blend label -- and a tradition in the making. Hugely ripe but also focused and restrained, this is the cream of the crop and has a delicious future in cellar or decanter. Collect!

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$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $122.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 12% Malbec and 8%Tempranillo

Its Origins

Reydan and Roger Weiss first fell in love with the beauty of Te Awanga when visiting from Germany in 2001. Together they envisaged owning a state-of-the-art winery, merging the traditional values of wine making with an innovative approach and contemporary style to produce exceptional wines to savour and enjoy. With the majestic elephant as their namesake and nestled against a backdrop of rolling hillsides, Elephant Hill spans over 25 hectares of vineyards producing classical, aromatics whites and world-class reds, helmed by winemaker Steve Skinner.

What The Critics Say

98/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Youthful, powerful and focused bouquet of Hawkes Bay red wine. The Cabernet is the driving force on the nose with cigar and blackberry fruit, the Franc is unmistakable with olive and sweet leaves, violet and dark berry; the Malbec highlights new oak with a bitter chocolate and black cherry note; the Merlot brings everything together with flavours of plum and softness. Other flavours include marmite and barrel spices. A youthful example with big tannins and acidity to match and plenty new oak, complex and lengthy finish. Cellar till at least 2025 before sampling again. This will be a twenty five year wine. Cellar properly and this wine will reward." Drink 2025 - 2044

97/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"This is profound and compelling; the superbly expressed bouquet shows crème de cassis, Black Doris plum, vanilla, spicy oak and cocoa characters with hints of dried herb and mixed spice. The palate delivers outstanding concentration and depth, wonderfully complemented by layers of rich texture and polished tannins, finishing impressively long and engaging. A blend of 41% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 17% cabernet franc, 12% malbec and 8% tempranillo. At its best: 2024 to 2035" Drink 2024 - 2034

97/100 Bob Campbell MW

"280 cases made. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and tempranillo. Big, dense red with concentration and power. Layers of berry, dried fruits, spice, cedar and a suggestion of floral characters. A very complex wine with a higher level of dry extract (a measure of flavour concentration) than any wine previously made at Elephant Hill 16/4/2019." Drink 2019 - 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Merlot Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Hawkes Bay

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2044

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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