*2x 98 POINTS*
98 POINTS 'Outstanding' | Cameron Douglas MS
FIVE STARS 98/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Michael Cooper
Stunning reviews from NZ wine critics cements Elephant Hill as a powerhouse producer. The icons are only released in exceptional vintages and this is EXCEPTIONAL.
The name Hieronymus is derived from an ancestor of Elephant Hill’s proprietor Roger Weiss. Hieronymus was the Lord Mayor Nuremberg in Germany during the 16th century. Pretty neat.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "A glorious rendition; the gorgeously scented bouquet shows cassis, warm spice, subtle tobacco and cedary oak characters, leading to a powerfully concentrated palate exhibiting exceptional depth and presence, together with finely woven chalky tannins, finishing structured with an impressive line and length. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (39%), Merlot (38%) & Cabernet Franc (23%) from Gimblett Gravels."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "An exceptional wine with a powerful, ripe and complex bouquet. Scents of black and blue fruits, dark spices of barrel and aromas of blackberry and black currants, dark chocolate and freshly roasted coffee beans, violets and baked earth, fresh boysenberries, plums and kalamata olives. Powerful, complex and dry on the palate, salivating taut, lush and detailed. A wine of concentration and intensity from the core of dark berry fruit flavours, firm ripe and polished tannins delivering long chain mouthfeel compressed by a backbone of acidity. A wine that keeps repeating flavours and textures with an exceptionally lengthy finish."