#63 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
The 2008 Stump Jump Red has a nose of ripe and juicy red fruits and fresh plums mixed with
dark cherry, rhubarb and cardamon. The palate is soft and generous, with juicy fresh red berries,
mulberry and a hint of pomegranate. Underlying is a more subtle layer of plum stone, star anise
and cinnamon which adds complexity and interest, with soft powdery tannins to finish.
Rhone blends are my favorite and I'm usually very critical but this Aussie GSM rivals a number of it's French counterparts at a much lower price. With a lot of these blends the lack of acidity makes the wine fall flat but this one has all the needed complexity; it's not oftern you find a wine that is light and fruity yet still full bodied, especially at $10
typical Aussie fare...good table wine -very smooth- will buy again
Very nice blend! The flavors really accent each other quite well!