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2006 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: d'Arenberg Vineyards and Winery   details
Appellation: McLaren Vale - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$10.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 16, 2008 , from a member
88 points "The Stump Jump gets better each year. Excellent value, and a real pleasure to drink."
tasted: September 27, 2008 , from a member
3.5 stars
tasted: March 27, 2009 , Stuart Brannan
3.5 stars "Body: medium-bodied; Overall: pleasant; Light, smooth, pleasant. Not complex. A good Wednesday night bottle."
rated: August 1, 2007 , Philip White
91 points "Amazing quality for the price- if it were a Margaret River sem- sav it’d be over $20. And indeed it resembles one of those, with the best of their crunch and cleansing acidity, but with lovely sliminess of top pinot gris." Best 2007-2012
rated: August 1, 2007 , Tony Love
90 points "“Dissecting the varieties within may prove to be all too tricky. There’s Riesling Sauvignon Blanc Roussanne and Marsanne, all of which come together on a lovely floral and stone fruit salad nose, with crisp front-palate apple, nice middle weight and a touch of spice and resin in the finish. Just drink it.”"
rated: October 1, 2007 , Robert Parker
89 points "‘The 2006 The Stump Jump GSM is composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 10% Mourvedre. Dark ruby-colored, it has an expressive perfume of earth, black cherry, black raspberry, and blueberry. Supple, fruity, ripe and well-balanced, this tasty wine is excellent value. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.’"
rated: July 27, 2008 , Winorama (Gary Walsh)
89 points "Gary Walsh (AUS) Issue: September 2007 – Winorama 89 pts “As is quite often the case, it is up to the younger brother to sort things out, and here we have the Stump Jump saving the day for the current release d’Arenberg GSM family. Bright juicy red fruit, musk sticks, spice, pepper and a sprinkle of dried herbs. Very attractive. On the palate medium bodied with juicy red fruit, spice, a little chocolate and some herb crusted meaty flavours. The tannins are soft but firm enough to give the wine shape and good acidity freshens the palate. Finishes with spicy red fruit flavours. Super wine. Drink 2007 – 2010.” Ref:"
rated: July 27, 2008 , Fergus McGhee
"Fergus McGhee (AUS) Issue: November 2007 – Canberra Times Recommended “Could this be the perfect wine for everyday consumption? It goes very close. Berry fruits from plums to red currant, with some savoury body and texture from the Mourvedre, the Stump Jump would be superb at double the price!” Ref: "
rated: July 27, 2008 , Cheap Fun Wines
"Cheap Fun Wines (US) Issue: March 25, 2008 Recommended “Leave it to the Aussies to come up with the crazy, catchy names. The Stump Jump may sound a little weird, but it comes from quite an esteemed winemaking family in Australia. d’Arenberg wines generally fall into our swanky category, but this red blend is the ultimate in value. I bet if you tasted this one blind, you’d probably give it a price tag in the $25-$30 range. And you might mistake it for a Rhone blend - which except for geography, it is. This 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 10% Mourvedre blend is the perfect Rhone knockoff. Beautiful deep ruby coloring is the one thing that sets this wine apart from its Rhone counterpart (which often has more bricky coloring). Otherwise you get the same earthy intensity balanced out with rich, dried fruits on the nose followed by a mouthful of ripe blueberry, black cherry and mulberry laced with clove and cardamom and just a hint of freshly chopped herbs. It is an impressive wine for the price - not fussy, but definitely interesting and lushly layered. This is a wine that is a staple in our house. Drink it with pleasure . . . and if you like, serve it with a mustard- crusted pork loin over roasted carrots and lentils.” Ref: "
rated: July 27, 2008 , Mobile Wine Club
"Mobile Wine Club (AUS) Issue: Recommended “An aromatic nose dominated by cranberries and loganberries, spice, cardamom and green pepper. The palate is rich and ripe, loaded with mulberries, plums and white chocolate. This is GSM, d’Arenberg style, through and through. Food Match: Rosemary crusted roasted loin of pork” Ref: "
rated: October 5, 2008 , labosh
"The Vintage A vintage summarised by moderate yields. Low to moderate winter rain with good following rains in November enabled adequate moisture to support the potential crop load and allow it to ripen over summer. The summer was cool and dry followed by a very dry, warm autumn that allowed many varieties to ripening early. These early ripening varieties have great fruit floral aromatics, a good intensity balanced with an abundance of fruit and life. Above average daytime and night time temperatures The Winemaking This wine is the combination of many individual parcels of wines that flowed down from the many senior wines in our stable including parcels from a range of new growers. Our red winemaking is very traditional and simplistic. All of our reds are fermented in traditional headed-down open fermenters prior to being pressed in our traditional basket-pressed, then matured prior to bottling. through March, April and May, combined with the only moderate soil moisture, secured an early intake of every variety. The Characteristics 2005 d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz 100% McLaren Vale Shiraz This label was designed to an optometrists test or a sobriety test. If you hold the bottle at extended arms length and can still read the bottom line you can have another glass. (This statement is of humorous nature and not to be considered a test of blood alcohol for the purpose of driving a vehicle, working machinery, flying aircraft, shearing sheep, hand gliding, or participating in other extreme sports, hosting a childs birthday party or curing a hang over.) The Name The name ‘Stump Jump’ doesn’t relate to the English game of cricket (jumping over the stumps at the end of the game), nor the breeding of livestock held in the stumps but relates to the significant South Australian invention – the Stump Jump plough. The plough soon became a worldwide implement for ploughing fields because of its ability to ride over stumps and gnarled “mallee” Eucalypt roots and snags, saving valuable time and resources A dark, exciting-looking dry red wine with a light cherry red appearance. The initial aromas are dominated with a ripe red fruits, plum, cherry and cranberry notes with spice and green peppered earthy smoky green edge notes appears in the background. The palate and flavours are soft ripe and quite refined the flavours showing an emphasis of a cool year with red fruits such as strawberries and raspberry coulis-like flavours dominating with dark elements evolving towards the finish. Fruit weight and balance is excellent with tannins and acidity that makes the wine most enjoy now. Technical Information Artist Neil Matterson © Harvest Dates: Glucose + Fructose: Bottling Date: d’ARE N BER G PTY L T D 2nd March to 20th April 0.7 g/L 14th February 2007 PO Box 195 Osborn Rd Oak Maturation: Mostly large oak casks Titratable Acid: 6.5 g/L Chief Winemaker: Chester d’Arenberg Osborn McL AREN V AL E South Australia 5171 TELEPHONE +61 8 8329 4888 FA CSI M ILE +61 8 8 323 84 23 Alcohol by Vol: 14.5% pH: 3.50 Senior Winemaker: Phillip Dean & Jack Walton winery@darenberg. com.a u www .dar enber g.c om .au "
rated: October 8, 2008 , WS
86 points
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