Patriarch Shiraz honours Mountadam’s founder and one of Australia’s great visionaries, David Wynn. This wine is off the oldest Shiraz plantings on our Eastern vineyard in High Eden. Perched at an altitude of 500m on a unique east facing ledge overlooking the Eden Valley.
James Halliday - 96 Points
Published 01 August 2018
Selected parcels of grapes from the best sites of the vineyard are individually fermented and matured separately for 20-24 months in French barriques, the best barrels blended and held in bottle for another year before release. This is a compelling wine, its quality coming through the bouquet and perfectly balanced and long medium-bodied palate. Dark berry fruits, cedary oak and supple tannins all contribute, but fruit is by some distance the most important.