This former Wine Spectator Top 100 is still going strong. Mulberry and plum flavors from the Grenache combine with th...Read more...
Spicy on the nose with a bit of black spice and pepper over slightly roasted fruits and a hint of BO funk. This is fairly complex in the mouth, sho... Read more
Nice Rhone style blend; great price. Read more
I didn't get it. I'm not a big grenache fan, but even so, this felt like drinking unsweetened cranberry juice. Ick. Read more
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Editorial Reviews for d'Arenberg Red Rhone Blend McLaren Vale The Stump Jump
Spicy on the nose with a bit of black spice and pepper over slightly roasted fruits and a hint of BO funk. This is fairly complex in the mouth, showing very well integrated wood tones, lightly jammy wild black fruits, and a nice spice note. Though the flavors turn a little roasted in the glass it's firmly medium bodied with good depth of flavor, and fine acids and soft tannins making it easy to drink and surprisingly food friendly. Air brings out more red fruit in the glass, and adds an appealing smoothness. Really a very nice glass of wine and the perfect thing for a backyard BBQ. 88pts
Nice Rhone style blend; great price.
I didn't get it. I'm not a big grenache fan, but even so, this felt like drinking unsweetened cranberry juice. Ick.
Bold fruity favors. Very easy to drink on its own or paired very well with Camembert cheese!
The 2008 apparently was on Spectator's Top 100. I tried the 2009, it was like a fruitier Cotes du Rhone in this price range. Can taste the raspberry flavors of Grenache and the touch of pepper and sweetness on the finish from the Shiraz. It could be just me, but I am noticing a trend with 2009 Australian reds that they improve over the course of a couple of days. Pleasant & average, I would give it about 86 / 100.
I really love wines from McLaren Vale. But, I have mostly had straight Shiraz. This Rhone style blend is really very interesting it has got all that mulberry and plum flavours from the Grenache combined with the blackberry, spice and white pepper of the Shiraz. Really good.
Color is somewhat dull and cloudy. The nose is refreshing, but contains a cleaning chemical aspect. The aroma notes also include red plum and chocolate covered raisins, but it just can't cover the heat from the high alcohol percentage in this wine. The taste includes notes of chocolate raisin, acidic cherry and milk duds. It is pleasant with a bit of heat. The finish reminds me of yogurt with a heavy mouthfeel.
Smooth, medium bodied red. Starts off with hint of strawberry and cherry fruit, but then spicy peppery notes predominate. Slightly woody, dry spice flavours with gentle tannins and medium acidity. 87/100.
External Reviews for d'Arenberg Red Rhone Blend McLaren Vale The Stump Jump
The stump-jump plow, a South Australian invention designed to plow the areaandrsquo;s notoriously resistant roots, lends its name to dandrsquo;Arenbergandrsquo;s value-level brand. When winemaker Chester Osborn gets it right, this red, designed for early consumption, can transcend the category. Itandrsquo;s a GSM in all but name, a blend of 42 percent Grenache with the remainder a mix of Shiraz and Mourvandeacute;dre, sourced from purchased fruit in addition to dandrsquo;Arenbergandrsquo;s own vineyards.
This Grenache-dominant blend opens with a less-than-pleasant scent of paint thinner hiding behind more usual tones of spiced plums and candied cherries. Thereandrsquo;s nice raspberry fruit on the finish, buoyed by a sharp whack of acidity. Drink now.
Light in texture and fragrant with floral, berry and beet aromas, this plays its fresh flavors against refined tannins, lingering effortlessly. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvandegrave;dre. Drink now through 2013.
This Grenache-dominant blend opens with a less-than-pleasant scent of paint thinner hiding behind more usual tones of spiced plums and candied cherries. There's nice raspberry fruit on the finish, buoyed by a sharp whack of acidity. Drink now.
90 Points - Wine Spectator Light in texture and fragrant with floral, berry and beet aromas, this plays its fresh flavors against refined tannins, lingering effortlessly. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvè
Dark red. Fresh dark berries and flowers on the nose, with a complicating note of black pepper. Supple cherry and dark berry flavors are supple and bright. The finish is round, soft and gentle, with good sweetness of blackberry fruit and baking spices. There were 20,000 cases imported, so you won't have to look too far for this great value.
A super value, the 2005 The Stump Jump is a blend of Shiraz, Mourvedre, and Grenache that represents a superb Australian imitation of a Cotes du Rhone. Loads of berry fruit, herb, pepper, and spice box characteristics are offered in a medium-bodied, delicious style. It is meant to be drunk during its exuberant youthfulness.
This former Wine Spectator Top 100 is still going strong. Mulberry and plum flavors from the Grenache combine with the blackberry spice and white pepper of the Shiraz. A great value wine.
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