The Stump Jump Shiraz 2013
The Story Behind The Name
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.
A wonderfully lifted nose brimming with fruit pastilles, a mixed bouquet of flowers and spicy, white pepper. The palate shows an ample volume of fruit weight. Opulent, but checked by the powdery line of tannins that grow through the length of the wine, taking firm charge towards the finish. All the while, a raft of flavours ebb and flow, more jubes and spice, met by hints of Autumn leaves and fresh soil which add complexity and interest. A fresh, lively and generous wine that would sit proudly beside some of its more expensive counterparts.