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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
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Editorial Reviews for D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Shiraz Mclaren Valley
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
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
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!
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.
External Reviews for D'Arenberg the Stump Jump Shiraz Mclaren Valley
Aromas of red fruit, musk sticks, spice, pepper and dried herbs. Medium bodied with juicy fruit and spice.
Deep ruby. Black cherry, plum and pepper on the nose. Supple and sweet, with rich dark berry and candied plum flavors and a hint of black pepper. Finishes with very soft tannins and a lingering note of licorice. This wine offers serious complexity and depth for the money.
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.
Dark ruby. Pungent cherry and blackberry aromas, with hints of licorice and vanilla. Ripe dark berry flavors are braced by racy acidity and show good depth and power. Shows a touch of warmth on the finish, which features a vaguely jammy quality and good persistence.
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. - Winery
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.
The next time youandrsquo;re invited to a party and donandrsquo;t know what to bring, pick up one of these. Rich and spicy, but with so much lush black and red fruit itandrsquo;s impossible not to like this wine! Try it with fried chicken, veggie burgers or beef stir fry.
"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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