Tussock Jumper


Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. “V” is the premium Cuvée from the winery. Dusty plum and black currant notes with a hint of menthol. A touch of leather on the nose and a gamey note. Barb thought it smelt like a woolly jumper. I like it when people who don’t write tasting notes but have a good sense of smell come up with a new aromatic descriptor. Bought this at the winery in 2012 in Stellenbosch when we had a structured tasting. A great district for Cabernet where we had excellent examples from Ernie Els and Rustenberg amongst others - all recorded here on Delectable. Owned at the time by mining giant, Anglo-American. Possibly still is - I didn’t check. We see very little South African wine in Australia. One of the 1001 Wines. — 2 months ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Everyone has their own personal Rolodex of flavours and aromas they have experienced in their lifetime.
Props to Barb for nailing the woolly jumper.

Tussock Jumper

Pinot Noir 2017

Pat A

A light French pinot, but great with lamb, a real porch sipper. Had at Victorias private dinner for 3 couples. — 3 years ago

Tussock Jumper

Grenache Rosé 2017

Crisp light, rose. Not bad for $17 — 4 years ago

Hunter's Wines

The Jumper Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Nice light Sauvignon, easy drinker — 2 years ago

Tussock Jumper

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

This pale, yellow wine smells extremely grassy - no surprise for a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. There is also a large swath of grapefruit, cantaloupe and tropical fruits cutting through the nose. The grapefruit comes through explosively on the palate, along with a mineral streak a mile wide. The mouthfeel is quite crisp and the acidity zippy. There is just a tiny hint of sweetness here, and the citrus flavor lasts a long while on the finish. You can pair this with any sort of white meat or seafood, but I think it would be a great choice to go with one’s breakfast eggs, if one were so inclined. — 2 years ago

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Riverbench Vineyard & Winery


Kinda funky and grapefruity but very refreshing and great with sushi! — 4 years ago

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Ulysse Collin

Les Maillons Rosé de Saignee Extra Brut Champagne Pinot Noir 2016

Explosive bubbles that quickly dissipate.
Very lifted red fruit and florals that make it hard to take your nose out of the glass. The palate is like an Olympic high jumper with ripe red fruit, cranberries and minerals speeding down the length of your tongue then lift off into a ball of vinous goodness. Young and acidic. My only nit-pick is the finish , could have been longer but that could be the result of the tightly wound structure .
— 2 years ago

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Love the color!

Tussock Jumper

Western Cape Chenin Blanc 2020

This South African wine has a slightly yellow tint and a nose that is all about the minerals. The smell of lemon zest, apricot and a wet sidewalk all play into the aroma package. The palate shows various kinds of citrus, stone fruit and a rich salinity, not to mention the racy acidity. It's time for shellfish or crustaceans, or any kind of fish, really. — 2 years ago

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Spring Creek Estate

The Jumper Sauvignon Blanc 2018

All the right kind of fruitiness - tart, sharp, and delicious — 4 years ago