Darenberg Grenache Shiraz the Stump Jump 2008
Wine Spectator Review Rated 90 Light in texture and fragrant with floral, berry and beet aromas, this plays its fresh flavors against refined tannins, lingering effortlessly. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvdre. Drink now through 2013. Wine Tasting Notes An aromatic nose is of ripe fruits, christmas pudding, white pepper corns and boiled rhubarb notes. The approachable palate is dominated by red berries, licorice and savoury notes with lovely soft tannins and herbal edges. Its softness and balance of fruit and tannin make it extremely approachable at this young age.
(Past tasting 13 Jun 2013) Lots of spices.
Fruity and spicy, but underneath there's a depth that's quite indescribable... Like it for that mysterious depth thou :)
My Rating 87: Very powerful nose and taste but not very refined or containing much complexity. Neverthe less for the price of $ 8.- at Costco pretty good
This wine is a little to rough around the edges for me. Its a bit astringent and very acidic. Plus my wife didn't like it.
Deep purple color with black cherry and mineral nose with semi-sweet red fruit/berries in a smooth full body. The finish is long and includes hints of pepper.
This supposedly got 90 points from Wine Spectator. Lightly vinegary and herby aroma. Full flavored and enjoyably tart with a tingly, warming finish. It has a dash of tarry bitterness too. I guess I'm not really a huge shiraz fan. I wouldn't give it 90 out of a 100, but it is pretty good.
Underneath the heat, the nose has dark fruit, cocoa and vegetal notes. Somewhat light-bodied, very fruity: strawberries, raspberries, bing cherries, empty midpalate then a cocoa finish.
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A voluminous, sweet fruit, mulberry, raspberry, spicy and earthy nose leads through to the palate showing the same flavors as the aromas. A great round glycerol sweetness fills the mouth with a touch of fresh, ripe fruit tannins on the aftertaste.
The next time you're invited to a party and don't know what to bring, pick up one of these. Rich and spicy, but with so much lush black and red fruit it's impossible not to like this wine! Try it with fried chicken, veggie burgers or beef stir fry.
The 2008 The Stump Jump Shiraz was aged in seasoned French and American oak. It displays an enticing nose of spice box, lavender, and blueberry. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and flavorful, this balanced effort deliver a lot of wine for the money.
The nose features plum and bright red fruits with a hint of roasted meats, earth, pepper and exotic spices. The palate has some wonderful delicate fruit with blackberry joining the party. A touch of dried herbs adds a savory edge with fine, lifted tannins providing a long finish. It's cracking wine with sophistication-but don't worry it's still a lot of fun.
Winemaker Chester Osbornrsquo;s philosophy is ldquo;to make wines that have great fragrance, fruit palate texture and length.rdquo; The hands-on winemaking shows through with the production of high-end collectible wines and quality, affordable wines as well. This Shiraz has balance, structure and rich, ripe fruit that jumps out of the glass! Blueberries, black raspberries, and dark cherries explode upon the palate. Nuances of anise and spice linger on with a powerful, yet soft finish. This versatile wine will complement any hearty beef dishes, cajun chicken or grilled salmon.
Ripe and open-textured, this is impressive for the way it packs in the cherry, blackberry and raspberry flavors and keeps its foot on the gas pedal through the mineral-inflected finish. Drink now through 2018.
#82 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009The name 'Stump Jump' relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. This plough became a popular piece of machinery for ploughing f