This vintage of d'Arenberg's Riesling-dominated white blend, is, like the Sauvignon Blanc, a little reductive at first. With swirling and warming in the glass it soon reveals appealing aromas of buttered green beans, lemons, figs, fresh green herbs and a saline note. Tongue-tingling acidity slices somewhat awkwardly through a slippery texture. CHRISTINA PICKARD
Lifted aromatics, with loads of white flowers, honey suckle and pear. The palate is full of sweet tropical fruits, with underlying citrus and grapefruit flavours.
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.