Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 CONFIRM 2006 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Richly stylized Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon, previously winner of the Stodart Trophy, made for many years by the family behind the illustrious Pepperjack. The story of this enduring wine dates back to 1844, when William Salter built a stone house for his family naming it Mamre Brook, after Abrahams spiritual home. The eminent Dolan family, twice Jimmy Watson winners, crafted many of Mamre Brook's most memorable vintages. A fully aromatic Cabernet, perfumed with new French vanilla oak, endowed by a cornucopia of ripely spiced berry flavours.
Established during South Australia's earliest settlement, the historic Mamre Brook House still stands today as the spiritual home of Saltram. Mamre Brook Cabernet is made from fruit grown to mature vines, planted to distinguished low yielding sites in Barossa Valley, which have been supplying Saltram for generations. Growing conditions are idyllic for harvests of optimum ripeness, a concentration of flavour, exceptional structure and superb tannins. Vinified in traditional eight tonnes open top fermenters for up to a fortnight, before being pressed off skins and racked into a a high proportion of new French and American oak barrels for sixteen months maturation before assemblage. Alcohol 15.0%
A rich, intense purple red in colour. This wine displays complex aromas of plump dark fruit, boysenerry and chocolate. It's trademark is an intense perfume of vanilla that is alluring and unforgettable. Buoyant, plush and silky, it develops a pleasant overlay of oak as it breathes and develops within the glass. The richly layered, well-structured palate offers concentrated mulberry and blackberry flavours, fine tannins and excellent length. Always an outstanding vintage whatever the year, a cornerstone of the Saltram label.
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