The Stump Jump GSM 2018, D’Arenberg
GSM is a Cotes du Rhone style blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Grenache sets the tone with a lovely sense of lusciousness, and pretty raspberry, blueberry and floral notes. Shiraz contributes dark plum, mulberry and liquorice, as well as concentration, depth and velvety tannin. Both varieties also give a little white pepper character is accentuated in cooler vintages and really acts as a point of interest. Finally, the Mourvedre provides a perception of elegance and restraint through its red fruits with a hint of dried herb and fine chalky tannin.