- My Rating: B+
The Stump Jump Sticky Chardonnay-Riesling-Semillon-Pinot Gris 2010 – d’Arenberg Winery,11.5% ABV – 375ml, (McLaren Vale, Australia)
On the back label:
“The grapes for the Stump Jump Sticky are sourced from selected Botrytis infected vineyards in McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Botrytis is a vine disease that if carefully managed removes moisture from the grapes leaving behind sugar, fruit acids and minerals resulting in a luscious sweet wine with intense concentrated fruit flavours.”
- The winery was established in 1912, now over 100 years of winemaking experience and history. Check out the youtube vid:
- Style: (Late Harvest-Botrytis) Dessert Wine
- Taste: fruity red apple -> passion fruit/lemon zest/alcohol -> warm/clean fruity finish.
- Where I got it : Liberty Wines
- How much: $18 (but $15 on the label, overcharged?) – 375ml., September 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: yes
Visual: They state the label was inspired by an optometrist’s eye chart; interesting but the effect isn’t really there since the font on the bottom row is not much smaller than the top row, imo. Screw-cap top with high quality labeling everywhere. Pours golden apple juice yellow with minute suspended sedimentation.
Nose: Super bright & clean red apple, honey, mild floralness. (8)-aromatic strength
Attack: med-dense fruity sugars, immediate red apple
Mid-palate: (8)-sweetness, (MAIN) red apple, passion fruit, lemon zest, mild alcohol detection (hint) papaya, yellow peach.
Finish: (3)-alcohol warmth, clean dense-fruity finish
Summary: An extremely approachable and sippable wine with manageable sweetness and excellent balance. Great price point for a high quality wine that reminds me of the depth you get from Icewines. (Note: all numbers above are on a 10-point scale, with 1 being weak and 10 being the strongest)