d'Arenberg Stump Jump Red 2009
Varietal Blend: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
It hardly needs to be said that this wine is ludicrously good value. Mid-garnet in colour, it has an attractive raspberry, licorice and sage bouquet, then a medium-bodied and succulent palate, with Provencial herbs drawing out the finish. It's a very good example of the Rhone-inspired style, and excellent for early consumption.