Saltram `Mamre Brook` Shiraz 2012 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $38

$28.50 per Bottle
$171 per pack
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Overview

Shiraz fruit was selected from low yielding, mature vineyards in the Barossa. Fruit was crushed and de-stemmed before fermentation on skins took place in a variety of different fermenters. Fermentation developed intense colour and extracted soft tannins from the skins.

The wine was matured in seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for twenty two months and individual vineyard parcels were kept separate throughout the winemaking process and blended just prior to bottling.

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

Expert Reviews

94 Points - James Halliday - Wine Companion - Posted 27 Jul 2015

Dense, opaque purple-crimson; makes no bones about its full-bodied power; 'don't mess with me' is the message of its inky black fruits, licorice and tannins. We will never know how good the wine might have been at 14% alcohol, but you can't ignore the consistency of its message.

93 Points - Campbell Mattinson - The WineFront - Posted 28 Feb 2015

Saltram isn’t averse to putting out a 15% whopper under its Mamre Brook label. Take the RRP with something of a grain of salt.

Densely coloured and flavoured. Syrupy-soft too. Essence-like plum and blackberry with clovey, gumleaf-like tones. Creamy oak has settled into the wine nicely, giving it a smooth sheen. It’s simple but substantially seductive. On a cool evening, this could well be the perfect transport. Horses for courses. I’d probably drinking it young though of course it will hold.

Saltram isn’t averse to putting out a 15% whopper under its Mamre Brook label. Take the RRP with something of a grain of salt.

Densely coloured and flavoured. Syrupy-soft too. Essence-like plum and blackberry with clovey, gumleaf-like tones. Creamy oak has settled into the wine nicely, giving it a smooth sheen. It’s simple but substantially seductive. On a cool evening, this could well be the perfect transport. Horses for courses. I’d probably drinking it young though of course it will hold. Rating 93 - Drink by 2025, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (FEB/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep ruby red.

Aroma

Bright and loaded with aromas reminiscent of black berries, cherries and fresh dark plums and five spice and layered with hints of pure dark chocolate.

Palate

Dark fruit flavours from cherries to mulberries, dense and driven by chalky textural tannins with a finish lingering with liquorice and a touch of spice.

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
15%

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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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