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Date Printed: 9/3/2014
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2006
d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2006
(search item no. 93631)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $8.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Osborns are proud to release The Stump Jump range of premium McLaren Vale wines, named after the region's old vineyards which were originally cleared using the Stump Jump plough. This South Australian invention enabled the ploughshare to jump over the gnarled "mallee" Eucalypt roots, saving valuable time and resources.

The 2006 vintage was one of the most condensed vintages experienced at d'Arenberg and one of the best ever. After a dry winter, heavy rains in spring allowed for consistent flowering and veraison with almost no interruptions. Eventually, warmer conditions prevailed which was ideal for enhancing fragrance and producing wonderful levels of natural acidity and flavor intensity.

The 2006 Stump Jump Red is bright red in appearance with an aromatic nose of ripe, juicy red fruits, dominated with cranberries and loganberries, spice, cardamom, green pepper and a hint of earthy herbal notes. The palate is rich and ripe with mulberries, plums, white chocolate, and spices balanced by ripe tannins. The finish is soft and balanced with savory edges and lively acidity. A pleasure to drink now or cellar over the next 3-5 years.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.