Chain of Ponds `Amadeus` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

‘THE AMADEUS’: Francis Symonds came to South Australia in 1848 on the Ship ‘Navarino’ at Plymouth and took up land at Chain of Ponds. All 13 of the family arrived on November 10th 1848, after 99 days at sea. The first Bible Christian Methodist services in the district were held in his old farm house, and continued until the church was built at Chain of Ponds, of which he laid the foundation stone.

First made in 1993, Amadeus has become our best Cabernet Sauvignon and one of our very top signature wines. Intense blackcurrant, dark chocolate and ripe plum aromas meet you, followed by some sensual sweet, nutty oak nuances. Liquorice and earthy overtones are mellowing with over two years bottle maturation, resulting in a complex and inviting bouquet.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Good hue; a medium-bodied cabernet sauvignon (with 4% shiraz) has been well-handled in the winery, its bouquet fragrant, and the blackcurrant fruit on the palate has precisely managed oak and tannin support. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red plum with a crimson cherry hue.

Aroma

Intensely complex yet varietal Cabernet with lifted dark fruits of cassis, mulberry and blueberry, integrated with nuances of spearmint, tomato vine and tobacco leaf. Secondary flavours of spice, mocha and cashew nuts balance and fill out the nose.

Palate

The palate is full bodied and displays seamlessly integrated fruit and savoury characters which fill out the palate to give a well rounded wine with exceptional fruit weight and length. Velvety tannins and tight acid give drinkability now along with great ageing potential for the next 10 years. Perfectly suited to a wood fire roasted beef or lamb served with all the trimmings or amongst friends on a crisp Autumn day.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.6%

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Winery Background

The business was established in 1985 when a small pilot block was planted at Gumeracha to test the suitability of different grape varieties in the then newly emerging cool climate Adelaide Hills wine region. The vines planted included Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc both of which have become signature wines of the Adelaide Hills, and a number of traditional Italian varieties including Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo all of which were demonstrated to be ideally suited to the Adelaide Hills. The winery takes its name from the township of Chain of Ponds which was established in 1864, on the banks of the River Torrens in the hills above Adelaide. The little town thrived until the 1970’s when it was razed to expand the adjacent Millbrook reservoir which now provides much of Adelaide’s water supply.Philosophy We source the best fruit from the best vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and take care and pride in making the quality wines with a difference. We continue to make traditional varietal wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon but we also use Greg's winemaking expertise to produce some fabulous and not so well know varieties such as a Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Pinot Grigio. The RegionThe Adelaide Hills is arguably Australia's most vibrant premier cool climate wine region and is well known around the world for its distinctive premium wines, viticulture and stunning scenery.It is located in the Mount Lofty Ranges just east of Adelaide, stretching in a narrow band some 70km long. The boundaries of the Adelaide Hills are registered with the Geographic Indications Committee with the highest vineyards sited at close to 600 metres altitude in areas such as Summertown, Piccadilly and Carey Gully.Just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide can transport you to the Adelaide Hills Wine Region, offering the rare combination of proximity to a capital city with the feel of being a world away.The ClimateRegardless of the diversity of the region the climate can be generally described as a high rainfall region in comparison to other Australian wine regions, however this rainfall is mainly during the winter months. The summer months are generally warm and dry compared to winter, however the average temperatures are considerably cooler than regions outside of the Adelaide Hills. The SoilThe geography and climate of the AHWR has contributed to soils that are highly variable in structure and chemistry. However in general terms they can be described as a mixture of sandy loams, loams and clay loams over clay subsoils that vary in structure, although it is not unusual to find these soils combined with shale and ironstone. They are generally acidic and in some cases neutral in pH, but rarely alkaline.

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