Wine of the Week NZ

Elephant Hill Hieronymus 2018, Hawke’s Bay, NZD $120

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. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: now to 2039

Food: aged fillet of beef with sauce Béarnaise and hand-cut double-cooked fries

Stockists: contact Elephant Hill Wines for purchase and stockists

Ranked: #2 of 24 2018 Merlot blends from Hawke’s Bay

Awarded: Top Rank

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