Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Big can be beautiful in the wine world as long as it has balance. Saltram is a Barossa staple and should be a staple in your cellar – while this is not the best vintage for this wine, it would do well languishing there for a few years to tame the tannins.
Full bodied with prominent tannins wrapped in soft fruit, Mamre Brook offers dairy milk chocolate coated liquorice, plums and vanilla toast. If you are not inclined to give it some cellar time, then decanting will go someway to smooth it out. It is a wine to curl up with on the couch for a chat with friends.
Date: July 2012 Price: $25 Value: $$ Drink: Now – 4 years