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2008 d'Arenberg Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "The Stump Jump"

D'Arenberg 2008 Stump Jump Shiraz

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Stump Jump"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $11

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 89.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: February 26, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored entry level Shiraz opens with a mild boysenberry bouquet. There was also a mild hint of anise and vanilla detected as well. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and juicy. The flavor profile is red raspberry with a hint of plum, chocolate, and cherry. The finish is dry, chalky, and lingers slightly. This Shiraz is easy to drink and would go well with meat lasagna. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Inviting fresh plum aromas leap out of the glass with raspberry and pretty potpourri 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 underlying earthy complexity is evident all the way through. The tannins are powdery and subtle on this juicy ready to drink red.

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