Saltram `Mamre Brook` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

Mamre Brook is the name of the original homestead built in 1844 on Saltram Estate, near Angaston in the Barossa. The Cabernet Sauvignon for this wine was sourced from low yielding mature vineyards in the Barossa.

Individual parcels of fruit were crushed and destemmed and then fermented on skins for up to 10 days. During fermentation the wines developed intense colour and fine, silky tannins. The wines were then matured in oak for 22 months before final blending and bottling.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Substantial, richly fruited, smooth and finely crafted, this luscious, ultra-ripe but old-fashioned cabernet is not about to fall apart, but can’t entirely conceal its whopping 15.5% alcohol. A deep, meaty bouquet of chocolate, cassis, plums, sweet oak, violets and porty nuances precedes a plush, juicy palate whose deep flavours of plums and dark black and red berries with cedar/vanilla oak are supported by fine-grained, powdery tannins. It finishes with a kick of spirity warmth, meaty nuances of raisins and currant, plus a lingering core of ripe fruit. Rating 91 - Drink 2020 - 2028 Jeremy Oliver www.Jeremyoliver.com

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep dark purple.

Aroma

This full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon displays complex aromas of blueberry, cassis, dark chocolate and savoury

black olive. Attractive oak notes are supportive and well integrated at this early stage of the wine's life.

Palate

The palate has a richly layered structure portraying flavours of mulberry, glaze orange and dark chocolate supported by fine tannins giving great length and texture.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now or will continue to reward over the next 7 - 10 years with careful cellaring.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15.5%

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The History

No history of the Barossa Valley or the Australian wine industry is complete without the mention of Saltram.

In 1844, a recently arrived immigrant from England named William Salter was one of the first people to purchase land in the newly opened land survey known as the Barossa Valley.

He built a stone house for his family naming it ‘Mamre Brook' after Abraham's spiritual home in the book of Genesis. Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. William Salter and Son's first planted grapes in 1859 and in 1862 produced 8000 litres of a wine appropriately named ‘No.1 Shiraz'. Saltram's wines have long been renowned for their richness, intensity and character - from a bright young Semillon to a deep and complex Barossa Shiraz.

'Mamre Brook' the famous house behind the range of wines of the same name, collected the coveted Stodart trophy in 2003 at the Brisbane Wine show. Many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram's cellar doors throughout its history.

The Winemaker Shavaughn Wells

After studying Oenology at Adelaide University's famous Roseworthy Campus, Shavaughn graduated in 1998.

After years of working for famous wineries including Yelloglen, Yarra Ridge, St Hubert's and Wolf Blass, Shavaughn began working on Saltram red wines in 2005, alongside Barossa legend Nigel Dolan. Shavaughn believes the Barossa is such a fascinating place to work with Shiraz. "The unique expression of each sub region allows us to craft wines which truly reflect the Barossa's distinctive character."

Saltram's long history in the Barossa has created its unique house style of wines displaying concentration and intensity. Shavaughn recognises the privilege of being a part of Saltram, which has been a significant contributor to the Australian wine industry since 1859.

In recognition of Shavaughn's passion and understanding of Australian and international wine styles she was awarded a coveted Len Evans Scholarship in 2008.

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