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Chain of Ponds The Amadeus Cabernet Sauvignon

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This Cabernet is not named after Mozart but it’s a fine and harmonious orchestration of flavours that hums an elegiac tune. The Adelaide Hills is not famed for this variety but this wine makes a convincing argument for why it should be taken more seriously. A nicely varietal Cabernet that pleads to be paired with red meat especially lamb for the ultimate taste sensation. Aromas of cassis and tobacco grace the nose with notes of mint chocolate before a textural palate of black fruits, cherry and a savoury complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep red plum with a crimson cherry hue.

Nose: 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.

Alcohol: 14.6%

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Chain of Ponds The Amadeus Cabernet Sauvignon

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Winestate
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Good hue; a medium-bodied cabernet sauvignon (with 4% shiraz) has been well handled; its bouquet is fragrant, and the blackcurrant fruit on the palate has precisely managed oak and tannin support.
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Australian Wine Companion 2013
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good colour; luscious black fruit on both bouquet and palate, along with quality French oak and supple tannins; there is a special quality to the flavour not easy to pin down.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
At the ripe end of the flavour spectrum, notwithstanding moderate alcohol; some sweet and sour components.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
The bouquet has some errant notes; the palate, however, is firm and focused, with earthy blackcurrant fruit; a wine in two parts.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Rich, juicy cassis and blackcurrant fruit; fine, ripe tannins and good oak; very impressive.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
95
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Medium to full-bodied; supple, rich, blackcurrant/cassis fruit; fine, ripe tannins; good length and line.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is strong, with a mix of cedar, cassis, earth and more dusty notes. Once tasted, the wine offers pristine, uncompromising, savoury, dry cabernet fruit with firm tannins. Could be something quite special in five or so years time.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
86
James Halliday (1994 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; ripe, briary/earthy/black fruit aromas are accompanied by subtle oak; the generously constructed and flavoured palate shows the relatively warm site occupied by Chain of Ponds to full advantage. Consistently with the prior release, is not over oaked.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
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