D'arenberg The Stump Jump Chardonnay 2021
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 lovely fruit forward Chardonnay dominated by peach, nectarine, melon and citrus with an ever so subtle influence from old oak which adds a touch of savouriness to the wine.
The palate is medium bodied with well integrated acid and velvety mouthfeel.
The finish whilst dry and long, retains some of those stone fruit characters throughout the journey.
A ready to drink Chardonnay that will continue to improve over the next 3 to 5 years.