d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2008
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Shiraz 2008
from McLaren Vale, Australia
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
#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.
alcohol by volume:
"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."
The top 3 most liked reviews for this wine.
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.
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.
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.
One of my favorites - I think I've drank/shared 6 of these by now. Goes down easy - if you are looking for something complex this isn't it - but if you want to BBQ/hang out/drink out of a plastic cup/bottle buy this in bulk and you won't be disappointed.
Earthy & Spicy
Fantastic Shiraz at an amazing price. Buy a case to keep for everyday drinking.
Smooth & Supple
- Hot Springs National Park, AR (read all my reviews
I liked the name :) Also, hadn't ever had a Shiraz, so I wanted to try it... The aroma reminded me of a dark, rich port, but the Shiraz is the dry version. Very nice, and good price, too.
Regardless of the money and this is an inexpensive wine, this is a wonderful wine to drink
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.
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 $10 Shiraz but you can get better for a few more dollars.
90 WS pts. is my baseline, but this was more grapey than I'd anticipated. The Liesingham Bin 61 Shiraz /04 was MUCH better.
Too bad this vintage isn't available any longer. It's a nice shiraz at a great price and easy to drink by itself. I'm returning to this label in the future!
Smooth & Supple
d'Arenberg is one of my top favorite wineries. The Stump Jump is great everyday Shiraz. Definitely has some bite, which I love in my reds!
Earthy & Spicy
great little wine for the price - ready to enjoy the minute it is opened
Light & Fruity
I thought it tasted a bit like two buck chuck. And got worse every time I tried it.
Nice wine at a great price.
Worst wine I had in my life. I bouhgt it because of the 'WS' 90 rating. I had a glass of this with my dinner. It is like drinking cheap whiskey for me. I don't know how reliable is 'WS' ratings. I bought it for the price and 'WS' rating. I don't think I will trust the 'WS' ratings. Maybe I don't understand all this rating thing.
This was the first wine I have ever tried where a clear raspberry note was detected. This wine has a wonderful berry-laden finish on the palate and was an absolute pleasure to drink. Sweeter than what I expected--but not overly so--which was a nice surprise. Certainly much different from the 2006 Falernia Syrah I tried which was much more Earthy and spicier. Excellent wine for 10$.
Smooth & Supple
Unbelievable price for a good wine!
Great drinking Shiraz with a full mouth feel. Super Value at under $10!
Just knocked me cold. My wife is probably a better judge and she said it was OK for the price.
Good Shiraz. Very dry. Packs lots of fruit. Wine really opened up the second day. Can't wait to try this wine after a couple years in the cellar.
Not impressed with this bottle of wine. Although, this wine had a fruity taste it was just too dry for my my liking.
Smooth at first then bitter at end
I'm not a fan of Shiraz but hands down this is one of the best I have had. Very light on the palate, great wine to share.
Great wine - McLarenvale Shiraz is hard to beat at the best of times - at less than $10 a bottle this is a steal!
This shiraz is quiet astringent to the palate.
Wonderful nose and extremely mild red. Love it!!
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
I bought this for a friend and she raved about it's fruitiness and smoothness. "A light and wonderful experience".
Rich, full bodied, smooth, nice finish, an exceptional choice at a below $10 price point. I've ordered several cases.
I didn't enjoy this as much as the 2 Up or Yalumba Shiraz that we sampled that night.
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.
Don't really think it is a WS90, but for $10 is a good deal. A bit of sweetness surprised me.
if you like a dollop of berry flavor then this is the best example of Aussie Shiraz for the price. great bargain wine.
Good taste, not too full. Sweeter than I anticipated but not too sweet.
ooops. The person who called this a sweet wine, was not here on wine.com I saw that when I did a google search.
What a pleasant suprise on this one. A great lighter bodied Shiraz that WS has hit right on. This is a great bargain!
My husband like this Shiraz very much as a basic wine with dinner. It's consistant flavor mixes well with many meals
nice wine, good body, spicy, strong finish
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.
This wine gives you more than you pay for in quality. It is not too "peppery "on the finish as some of the Aussies .
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