d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 Big Cabernet Merlot noses is full of bay leaves, black currants, and black olives. The palate is generous and full, with flavours of black currant pastels and liquorice sweets. The tannins are present but not over powering.
Since 1912, the Osborn family have tended vineyards in the McLaren Vale, South Australia. the grapes used in d'Arenberg The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot are mostly from very old bush vines and underwent gentle crushing, traditional open tank fermentation, basket pressing and oak maturation prior to bottling. 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. If one is able to hold the bottle at arm's length and still read the front label, make sure to pour another glass.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 30%, Petit Verdot 15%
Country - Australia
Region - McLaren Vale, South Australia,
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%