Pound for pound one of the best value Australian Shiraz you’ll encounter. The Stump Jump Shiraz always punches well above its weight and the 2015 version is no exception. The aromas and flavours present as a mix of dark and red fruits – plums, mulberries, blackberries and raspberries. Add to this a healthy dose of rich liquorice and slightly earthy notes, along with a subtle lick of vanilla and baking spice. The mouthfeel is creamy and succulent with just enough tannin to prop the wine up, presenting long and fresh, effortlessly avoiding falling over short of the mark. What a complex and complete wine for the price point, delivering upon release with an expectation to drink well over the next 2 to 5 years.
It is rumoured that the inventor of the Stump Jump plough, which enabled a ploughshare to jump over tree roots, had poor eyesight and required regular tests to ensure he could still operate machinery. The design of this label is inspired by an optometrist's eyechart and serves as a makeshift sobriety test. If you can hold the bottle at arm's length and still read the front label, you can enjoy another glass.