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The Stump Jump Shiraz. d'Arenberg 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

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

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Darenberg:
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Compris... Read more
d’Arenberg has developed an enviable reputation with their range of idiosyncratic wines. From the Stump Jumps through to the highly regarded Icons, these wines offer value, individuality and a true taste of McLaren Vale. The Icons The Ironstone Pressings, The Coppermine Road, The Dead Arm Shiraz The Icons are the most powerful and concentrated of d’Arenberg’s wines. Comprising of the Dead Arm, the Coppermine Road and the Ironstone Pressings, this range represents the pinnacle of d’Arenberg’s efforts. Century old, low-yielding vines produce intensely flavored fruit which is traditionally vinified and undergoes rigorous barrel-selection prior to classification. Chester's Champions The Lucky Lizard, The Twentyeight Road, The Last Ditch, The Money Spider, The Feral Fox, The Sticks & Stones, The Derelict Vineyard, The Cadenzia, The Galvo Garage, The Laughing Magpie Since the early 1900’s, d’Arenberg has pioneered innovative wine styles and varietal plantings. Chester’s Champions represent d’Arenberg’s most exciting new ventures, offering an eclectic alternative to the known and loved bastions of the portfolio. The Classic Red Stripes The Dry Dam, The Broken Fishplate, The Olive Grove, The Hermit Crab, The Custodian, The High Trellis, d’Arrys Original, The Love Grass, The Footbolt. The Classic Red Stripes represent the backbone of the d’Arenberg range. Considered the epitome of d’Arenberg’s style, they are a reflection of skillful winemaking and unique terroir – regionally expressive, fruit-forward and approachable. The Stump Jumps Stump Jump White, Stump Jump Red, Stump Jump Shiraz Named after an important South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough, these wines are typically light- or un-oaked, offering a fresh, approachable view of McLaren Vale’s premium varietals. Read less

Editorial Reviews for The Stump Jump Shiraz. d'Arenberg

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/13/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/08/2011

Stemmy and perfumy on the nose with soil tones, green fennel and cardamom seeds, a touch of volatility, and some plummy sweetness. Has a leading edge of woody sweetness that then turns to a rather broad pool of sweet peach toned strawberry and cherry fruit with some dry austere tannins adding cut and refreshing the very strawberry fruited finish. This is a bit loose, with nice fruit flavors in an easy drinking style that finishes a bit short and dry though with nice persistence to the licorice and strawberry fruit 84pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/02/2011

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/10/2008

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


Member Reviews for The Stump Jump Shiraz. d'Arenberg

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Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
Vintage: 2011 10/05/2013

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


Snooth User: Mosca
1150843314
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/17/2012

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,546
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/07/2011

Figs and nuts in the aroma, toasted almonds. A little bit of dry grass. The mouth is pointed and acidic, with a nice red fruit tartness on the finish, which is also quite a bit peppery.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/09/2012

Always really enjoyable every time and of a great value.


Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,562
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/28/2011

Nice Rhone style blend; great price.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,110
1.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/01/2010

I didn't get it. I'm not a big grenache fan, but even so, this felt like drinking unsweetened cranberry juice. Ick.


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/12/2011

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.


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External Reviews for The Stump Jump Shiraz. d'Arenberg

External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/27/2015

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/27/2015

Fresh and polished, offering walnut-accented blackberry flavors on a medium-weight frame. Shows juicy acidity on the finish. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/04/2012

Aromas of red fruit, musk sticks, spice, pepper and dried herbs. Medium bodied with juicy fruit and spice.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/14/2013

Bright and jazzy this is juicy with raspberry and cherry fruit riding on a lean frame. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 07/12/2011

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.


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