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Geoff Hardy's family have been making Australian wine since 1857. Geoff grew up amongst the most distinguished vineyards in our land and he knows from good red wine. He retains access to the finest fruit in McLaren Vale and is the man behind many of our nation's most memorable vintages. Undercover is a moniker that Geoff has assigned to a collation of exceptional parcels, albeit bottled behind an abstruse label to secrete the provenance of a spectacular Shiraz. Gold Medal Winner & Best Value at the hotly contested 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards, the pick of crop this week, seriously.. Sound shiraz for the savvy & shrewd»
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Mountadam Eden Valley Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
Mountadam vineyard was planted to a rocky escarpment at the highest, most elevated, southeast edge of the Barossa. Importantly, the aspects which cling to the hillsides and high valleys have been chosen for their true continental climate. Most enjoy warm sunny days and cool evenings. An assemblage of Shiraz from the estate's home vineyard with parcels of fruit grown to good sites lower down the Barossa Valley floor. A rich, soft, drink now expression of Shiraz, Mountadam shows the elegance of the cooler Eden Valley and the traditional richness of Barossa.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Mountadam site was selected by founder Adam Wynn for it's myriad of interesting meso climates and geological formations. The two vineyards from the Barossa floor at Greenock Creek and Nuriootpa have had a long association with Mountadam. They are both over forty years old, family owned and have always been hand tended. Fermented over the course of two or three weeks, juices are drained from skins daily and recombined to assist in extracting colour and flavour. Each component is vinified separately and assessed to create a wine which shows a balance of fruit and tannin, alcohol and length of flavour. Mountadam is aged for a year or more in a combination of new and prior use French oak barriques.
A deep red colour with vibrant purple tinges. The primary aromas are of cracked pepper and dark ripe plums with subtle spicy smokiness. Flavours are of cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla, tantalizingly sweet, creamy characters from the oak polishing out the spice, a firm tannin structure and persistent length of flavour.
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