David Wynn Patriarch Shiraz 1996
Item No.: WDAR0287
Winery: Mountadam Vineyards
Region(s): Eden Valley
Appellation: /
Variety: Shiraz
Description: Mountadam Vineyards was established in 1972 and is located in South Australia's Eden Valley, a region which can be found in the Barossa. Mountadam was founded by David Wynn, who named the vineyard after his son, Adam. Wynn is credited with several milestones in winemaking, such as creating the wine cask, planting the first contour vineyard in Australia (Modbury) and being the first person to plant Riesling in Coonawarra. In 1993, Wynn received the Maurice O'Shea Award – one of the highest honors an Australian winemaker can be awarded. Wynn chose to plant his vineyard at the highest point in the Eden Valley, thus naming the region High Eden. The cool climate and windy conditions, to go with later harvesting times, made for challenging winemaking in the region. At 550 metres above sea level, Mountadam is among the highest elevated vineyards in South Australia. In 1984, Wynn's son, Adam, took over winemaking at the vineyard. In 2000, Adam sold the winery to Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). In 2006, ownership of the winery was, once again, privatized when it was purchased by David Brown, an accountant and farmer from South Australia. During the period in which LVMH owned the winery, the brand fell out of favor with consumers. Brown, along with winemaker Con Moshos, have worked to restore the reputation the Mountadam brand once had.
Tasting Note: Medium to full red-purple; a pungently complex bouquet ranging through red berry, green leaf and earth varietal fruit characters is followed by a powerful palate with dark fruit flavours, relatively fine tannins and subtle oak.
Vintage: 1996
Rating: JH 89
Volume: 750ml
HK $488.00 HK $288.00