d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Red GSM 2012
The 2012 Stump Jump shows generous fruit characters mixed with savoury nuances, subtle oak and fine, gritty tannin. Grenache is the hero, with its lovely rhubarb, blueberry and white pepper notes. The Shiraz brings darker fruits, plums, fennel and earth along with a more robust texture and tannin structure which fill out the mid palate. Finally, the splash of Mourvèdre adds exotic dried herb, lavender, iodine and cured meat notes along with a certain elegance and mineral tannin that draws the wine to a lingering finsh. Balanced, pure with underlying complexities and delicious.