Mountadam High Eden `Patriarch` Shiraz 2009 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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$179.40 per pack
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Overview

Patriarch Shiraz honours Mountadam’s founder and one of Australia’s great visionaries, David Wynn. This wine is off the oldest plantings at our High Eden estate, perched at an altitude of 500m on a unique east facing ledge overlooking the Eden Valley.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Red-purple; the wine spent an astonishingly long seven-week fermentation and maceration on skins, yet shows no over-extraction characters; that said, it is a wine of marked complexity with an array of spices plus pepper to the patterned array of plum, blackberry and black cherry fruits; the finish is long and well-balanced. Rating 95 - Drink by 2029 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine has a vibrant red colour with a subtle tinge of purple.

Aroma

Delicate floral and spicy characters of cool climate Shiraz complement the focused yet lingering red stone fruit aromas.

Palate

The palate has a smooth velvety tannin structure with a compelling balance of firmness and tremendous fruit flavour. The wine shows extraordinary length of flavours with plums, cherries and black berries, woven around the characters imparted from quality oak barriques sourced from the central forests of France. The wine undoubtedly has serious aging potential.

Cellaring

The wine will reward at least 20 years aging.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Established in 1972 as one of Australia's pioneer Chardonnay producers, Mountadam was founded by the late David Wynn, without question one of the most significant contributors to the Australian wine industry and an important part of the Mountadam story.

Amongst his many achievements, David Wynn is credited with the invention of the wine cask; he founded Wynn's Coonawarra Estate and transformed Coonawarra reds during the 1960s and '70s; he was the first to establish a contour planted vineyard (Modbury, SA), the first to plant Riesling in Coonawarra, and was a passionate advocate of regionality.

In selecting the land for the Mountadam vineyard, Wynn was the first to recognise the potential of a cool, elevated site to produce wines of great elegance and structure, and chose an area high above the Eden Valley, which he named High Eden. At 550m above sea level, Mountadam is in fact the most elevated vineyard in South Australia.

He was awarded the prestigious Maurice O’Shea trophy in 1993.

David’s son Adam, after whom Mountadam was named, took over as winemaker in 1984, and subsequently sold the business (2002) in its entirety to French luxury goods giant, LVMH.

Mountadam returned to private ownership in 2006, with the acquisition by South Australian farmer and accountant David Brown, who has made significant investment in vineyard improvement and expansion.

Winemaking is managed by Con Moshos, who has a distinguished 23-year career making fine wines at Petaluma.

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