#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.
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!