2019 Elephant Hill Hieronymus

We said the 2018 Hieronymus may be the best red from Elephant Hill… we think the 2019 Hieronymus may be the best red from that vintage and region

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Brand Elephant Hill
Region Hawkes Bay
Varietal Cab Sauv Cab Franc Merlot
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Vintage 2019
Country New Zealand


The Elephant Hill winemaking facility is undeniably impressive, the project of German businessman Roger Weiss and his wife Reydan. We said last year that the “Hieronymus 2018 may go on to become the most impressive of a long line of reds that have yet been made by Elephant Hill”… well the 2019 Hieronymus may go down as one of the most impressive reds out of the Hawke’s Bay. This vintage sees a continued dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc, and Merlot rounding out the final makeup. It also sees the mighty Gimblett gravels taking control with 99% from Gimblett gravels and the remainder coming from Bridge Pa. The wine spent 22 months in barrel (70% new French Oak). This wine is approachable upon release, after at least an hour in a decanter and will age gracefully for at least 15 years. Hieronymus means 'one with a sacred name' and pays tribute to the Weiss family's ancestor, Hieronymus Ebner von Eschenbach, Lord Mayor of Nuremberg.


Brooding aromas of mocha, cassis, blackcurrant and graphite, subtle savoury complexities of leather and forest floor.


Breath-taking purity of dark berry fruit, dark chocolate, and mocha with the characters changing to beautiful milk chocolate and espresso flavours lingering long after the wine is swallowed. Lovely mineral textures/flavours and chalky tannins provide a beautiful structure and aid complexity. Not a hair out of place, but with smouldering, latent power waiting to be unleashed, this is a wine for the long haul but one that can be approached with time in the decanter during its youth. Enjoy with high-quality cuts of meat between now and beyond 2032.

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