About This Wine
"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. In the Glass: Deep red plum with a crimson cherry hue. Bouquet: Intensely complex yet varietal Cabernet with lifted dark fruits of cassis, mulberry and blueberry, integrated with nuances of tomato vine, sandalwood, and tobacco leaf and hints of eucalypt. 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." - Winemaker
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The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. Because of this, many different varietals are planted here with the most dominant being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is generally thought of as a cooler region, especially when compared to neighbouring Barossa to the north and Mclaren vale and Langhorne Creek to the south.
NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been popular in Australia for a while now, but Adelaide hills Sauvignon Blanc (the most planted grape in the region) could be considered the Aussie Savvy Blanc. From www.adelaidehillswine.com.au about their Sauvignon Blanc: “Wines that are textured, edgy, vibrant and dry with exceptional fruit definition, length and crispness that marry superbly with summer seafood.”
You can also find some cool climate shiraz from the Adelaide hills, defying the more common big bold style that is usually seen in Australian Shiraz.