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Very pretty on the nose, peppery and ripe with smoke, dried meat and vanilla accents. This is rich but very well balanced in the mouth, showing fin... 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
Faint and reticent at first, lots of alcohol but with sufficient strawberry, herb, white pepper, blue flower and a touch of metal notes to keep thi... Read more
Food Pairings for D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Mclaren Vale
Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Mclaren Vale
Very pretty on the nose, peppery and ripe with smoke, dried meat and vanilla accents. This is rich but very well balanced in the mouth, showing fine blackberry, tinged with hints of game, black currant and fried bacon. The tannins are very soft lending this an easy drinking quality and the rich fruit pops on the back end before fading gently on the dry, austerely refreshing finish. This wants a steak. Very nicely done. 87 pts
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
Faint and reticent at first, lots of alcohol but with sufficient strawberry, herb, white pepper, blue flower and a touch of metal notes to keep this moderately interesting. A bit sweet right up front but with lots of acid keeping this lighter bodied balanced and really fresh with estery fruitiness, red fruits, strawberry/raspberry/grape, herbal top notes, touch of earth, underbrush and vanilla on the finish. A bit hot but still easy to drink, very fruity finish but hot 86pts
Somewhat restrained nose with lots of spice and pepper, leather, game/charred meat, some element of freshness. Lots of going on for a wine at this price point. More fruit forward on the palate with lots of plum fruit and more spice. Some dry salty minerality. Very bright with lots of acid and moderately long length. Maybe just a touch hot. Great value.
A very pure expression of this popular wine. All three varieties play an important role in the wine’s overall perception. The Shiraz offers dark plum fruits, mulberries and licorice with plenty of concentration, depth and velvety tannin. The Grenache adds a lovely lusciousness to the wine with raspberry, blueberry and floral notes adding prettiness. Both of the afore mentioned varieties also give a little white pepper character which has been accentuated in the cooler vintage and really acts as a point of interest. Finally, the Mourvedre provides a perception of elegance and restraint through its lovely line of lovely red fruits with a hint of dried herb and importantly, a fine chalky tannin that carries all these characters to a long and wonderfully moreish finish. - The Winery
Having not tried it for 8 or 9 years I was amazed that the "fruit bomb" I expected was a coarse dry spicy attempt to mimic a Rhone wine with the same grape composition and it has fallen flat. The high alcohol content has not changed and may be its only saving grace.
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.
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.
Bold fruity favors. Very easy to drink on its own or paired very well with Camembert cheese!
External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Mclaren Vale
Vivid ruby. High-pitched, peppery aromas of redcurrant and cherry pit, with a smoky overtone. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering sharply focused red fruit, licorice and bitter chocolate flavors, plus a hint of candied rose. Closes with firm cut and good, spicy persistence, on a lingering note of anise.
Fresh and crisp, with a distinct mineral note weaving through the juicy plum and spice flavors, lingering pleasantly on the refined finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now.
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.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the Stump Jump Shiraz is scented of ripe plums, blackberries and baking spices plus a touch of anise. Medium-bodied with lively acid, chewy tannins, and a medium-long finish. Perfect go to Shiraz!!
Fresh and polished, offering walnut-accented blackberry flavors on a medium-weight frame. Shows juicy acidity on the finish. Drink now through 2017.
Aromas of red fruit, musk sticks, spice, pepper and dried herbs. Medium bodied with juicy fruit and spice.
The nose is chock-full of fresh blackberries, cherries and dark chocolate sprinkled with spices. The palate is fresh and juicy, ripe red fruits mix with plums, blackcurrant, flowers and a twist of black pepper. The tannins are fine with d’Arenberg’s trademark earthiness helping keep this easy going wine in check.
"Fresh and crisp, with a distinct mineral note weaving through the juicy plum and spice flavors, lingering pleasantly on the refined finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now." WS 7/13
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