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.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
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
Dark red with soft purple hues
Richly concentrated with notes of liquorice, blackberry fruit, and spicy clove
Great depth with silky, but firm tannins, elegantly balanced with dark berry fruit and smoky vanilla oak characters, generating generosity and length.
Will continue to reward over the next seven to ten years with careful cellaring