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

$28.99 per Bottle
$173.94 per pack

Overview

Saltram has celebrated the tradition and heritage behind the Barossa Valley, making flagship red wines of great style and taste.

Many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through the Saltram's cellar doors throughout its 150 year history. During this time, two families dominated winemaking; the Salters and Dolans. Three generations of Salters made wine until 1937 and the Dolans played a part at Saltram from the 1950s through until 2007.

After more than 150 years, the winemaking excellence continues with Saltram still producing quality premium wines loved and admired by many within the Australian wine industry.

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

Expert Reviews

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. Rating 94 - Drink by 2037, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2014).

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

Dark red with soft purple hues

Aroma

Richly concentrated with notes of liquorice, blackberry fruit, and spicy clove

Palate

Great depth with silky, but firm tannins, elegantly balanced with dark berry fruit and smoky vanilla oak characters, generating generosity and length.

Cellaring Potential

Will continue to reward over the next seven to ten years with careful cellaring

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

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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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