The wine has a deep red colour on release. It has blue fruits, spice, cedar and a subtle undertone of blueberry aromas. The palate is has blueberry and dense blackberry flavours with an underlying liquorice root character underneath. The wine has an underlying spiciness and supple long tannins.
Mountadam was first setup in 1972 by the late David Wynn, a pioneer of the wine industry an founder of Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Wynn made the winery famous on the back of superb cool climate wines, supported by his son Adam (who the winery is named after). Adam held onto the winery until 2002 when it was sold to luxury goods business LVMH. The winery returned to family hands again in 2006 when it was purchased by South Australian farmer and accountant David Brown and his wife Jenni. In late 2015 the Browns acquired the second High Eden vineyard established by Wynn. The two vineyards are dissected by High Eden road. The Brown family are keen to continue Wynn's vision to produce wines of elegance and structure. A focus on sustainable low input viticulture will guarentee the success of the vineyards into the future. From 2015, Helen McCarthy has steered the ship as Chief Winemaker.
NED GOODWIN - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
A fascinating trio of shiraz, here. This is the finest, given the quality and different shades of all three. Bridling the joyous drinkability of the Fifty-Five (sans the excess of The Patriarch) with more resonance of flavour, complexity and finish. Again, the clench of reduction provides just enough tension. Nothing too hard. Think purple flowers, black olive and blueberry pastille flowing across a waft of mid-weighted tannins, impeccably appointed.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Deep, bright red/purple colour. Rich, ripe, spicy and vegetal aromas over dark plums and berries. Some (clean) meaty notes. It’s medium-bodied and sinewy, with bright acidity and crisp tannins. A refreshing style which would be much better with food than without, because of its acid and crunchiness. It is approachable, though. A lot to like here.