Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
South Australia, Australia

$23.25 (48579)

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90 pts
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April 28, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a big, dark swarthy cabernet from Barossa vines between 30 and 50 years of age. It’s a big, muscular red...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Wines of Saltram have had good consistency over the years and continue to provide excellent value for the dollar....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A richly aromatic, intensely cassis-scented, violently fruity and inviting wine here. The palate is dense and full,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Like their Shiraz from the same year, the 2008 Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon is a deluxe, powerful wine clearly...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

May inexplicably enjoy cult status but for the money no other Barossa Cabernet can demand such respect. I would pay...

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Community Reviews (6)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

This is a typical Barossa wine, big & powerful. Visually it's inky, opaque & purple to arterial red in colour. Med intensity on the nose that shows cedar, turmeric, anise, cassis, dark chocolate, plums, blackberry, pencil shavings, raspberry, cigar box. Complex nose. On the palate it's dry, med+ acidity, med+ tannins, full body, long length, there's heat from the 15.5% alcohol. Complexity on the taste. In addition to the notes on the nose, there's dark cherry, leather, tar & spinach. This wine needs to be matched with something just as powerful, try porterhouse on the grill. This will be even better with 3-4 yrs cellaring, even though it's a screw cap. If you drink now I suggest you decant first.

Score 9/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20.

Tasted 29 April 2011.

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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Rob Porter
Rob Porter

awesome, Bam, packed full of flavor.
Like an angel crying on your tongue.
Definitely a repurchase, this is worth the price point

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2008 Saltram Mamre Brook Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied, integrated wine, with nice aromas of blackberry, cedar, leather and vanilla + coconut. Tannins are refined (decant for 30 min) and the finish is medium to long and alcoholic (15.5%). Drink now or cellar for the next 5 years standing up (screw cap). My impression: NICE, 90 pts. Tasted Dec/11.

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imf
imf

LCBO New World Wine- Australia 5/8
A very very good wine
- slightly sweeter than I prefer (I like extra dry)- You can definitely taste the licorice, plum, and mushroom flavour.
Would purchase- moderate price for a fairly balanced wine.

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