d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2008
Syrah/Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
#82 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
The name 'Stump Jump' relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump
plough. This plough became a popular piece of machinery for ploughing fields because of its
ability to ride over stumps and gnarled "mallee" Eucalypt roots and snags, saving valuable time
and resources by not stopping the draught horse.
Inviting fresh plum aromas leap out of the glass with raspberry and pretty pot-pourri notes
providing more complexity. The palate is juicy and spicy with an abundance of red fruits
that are fresh and vibrant. Licorice and rose petals come through on the mid palate and an
under-lying earthy complexity is evident all the way through. The tannins are powdery and
subtle on this juicy ready to drink red.
"Ripe and open-textured, this is impressive for the way it packs in the cherry, blackberry
and raspberry flavors and doesn’t take the foot off the gas pedal until the mineral-inflected finish
has played through. Drink now through 2018."
We bought 17 Wines from wine.com rated 90+, have drank about 8 of them, and this is the best, and unbelievably the least costly. (Please don't raise price based on my comment) One of the best wines I have ever tasted, and my wife agrees. Will continue to buy more.
This was a surprise hit among a group of wines of more refined pedigree. I would recommend as a versatile house wine that won't disappoint.
A customer of mine gave me a bottle of this fine shiraz. I was skeptical when I noticed a twist-off cap instead of a cork. However, don't let that fool you. This is a very good Shiraz. It is very smooth and, at first, i found it too sweet....but, after letting it breathe, it was just perfect. It definitely is in the category of wines that wakes up your inner cheek with a richness of almost effervescent flavor. Drink it at 68 degrees. This is totally worth the $11 it costs, trust me. Just wish it had a cork!
Not an big fan of this wine. It is very sweet.
Robust nose - earthy fruit tones jump out of the glass. On the palate, the fruit comes forward but the earth tones carry through in the background, with a hint of spice. Tart berries on the finish (which is short but fresh). Overall I find this to be a big, bold and balanced - a very nice Shiraz. I'm weeping in my glass as I write, as the vintage is no longer available - I wish I had bought more.
I saw that someone called this sweet? To me, it is anything but! It is very harsh when first opened, let it breathe for a bit. It is nice for the price, but I have had better Shiraz for a few bucks more. Having said that, I will buy another case. It works out by the pool with grilled burgers, ribs, steaks. I see this as a wine to serve for casual entertaining.
I enjoyed this wine although I can spend a couple dollars more and get some Shiraz that I like even better. The screw top makes a great wine for that trip out of town when you don't want to worry about a cork screw. Better than most $10 Shiraz but you can get better for a few more dollars.
I saw all the good reviews and ordered this one. But it's disappointing. Way too sweet and no character at all. But look at the price, I guess I can't complain.
90 WS pts. is my baseline, but this was more grapey than I'd anticipated. The Liesingham Bin 61 Shiraz /04 was MUCH better.
I bought this for a friend and she raved about it's fruitiness and smoothness. "A light and wonderful experience".
Big, smooth, bold but not rough. Well balanced with a nice nose. Just the way I like the Aussie reds. Great vineyard. What a simple pleasure.
A very nice value Auzzie shiraz - bright, full of fruit, pepper and mineral tastes - great value and a great wine
this wine is a winner....and the price can't be beat
Rich, full bodied, smooth, nice finish, an exceptional choice at a below $10 price point. I've ordered several cases.
My husband like this Shiraz very much as a basic wine with dinner. It's consistant flavor mixes well with many meals
Good taste, not too full. Sweeter than I anticipated but not too sweet.
nice wine, good body, spicy, strong finish
Truly delightful shiraz. Smooth. Great tannins. Wonderful. Bought this in a trial quantity and immediately turned in an order for a case. Everyone will love this beauty.
What a pleasant suprise on this one. A great lighter bodied Shiraz that WS has hit right on. This is a great bargain!
This wine gives you more than you pay for in quality. It is not too "peppery "on the finish as some of the Aussies .
if you like a dollop of berry flavor then this is the best example of Aussie Shiraz for the price. great bargain wine.
Don't really think it is a WS90, but for $10 is a good deal. A bit of sweetness surprised me.
I didn't enjoy this as much as the 2 Up or Yalumba Shiraz that we sampled that night.
ooops. The person who called this a sweet wine, was not here on wine.com I saw that when I did a google search.
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