Saltram No1 Barossa Shiraz 2014
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- 96 POINTS HUON HOOKE "A SENSATIONAL BIG RED"
- RATED 4TH BEST 2014 BAROSSA SHIRAZ - THE REAL REVIEW
- AWARD WINNER RATED 92 POINTS AT DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
- MULTI INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER
- FIVE RED STAR HALLIDAY RATED WINERY
The essence of Saltram is its rich and expressive style. Old Barossa Valley vineyards, the unique Angaston mineral soils, localised climatic influences and a touch of classy winemaking makes it instantly recognisable. A Barossa icon since 1859, many of Australia's most influential and celebrated winemakers have passed through Saltram's cellar doors. Today, the winemaking excellence continues with Shavaughn Wells. On March 20 1862, Saltram crushed its first grapes and produced 1800 gallons of a wine that was simply called ‘No 1. Shiraz’. Aromas Blackberries, blood plums, 80% cocoa dark chocolate and harmoniously kept away from "sweet" with hints of savoury black olives and complex spice notes. Flavours and Palate Full and powerful with rich, elegant, varietal flavours of cassis, blood plum and dark cherries that make this wine invoke images of regality. Further chocolate and blackberry notes swim gently through to the back palate. With your feet up and the sound of rain outside, you find appreciation for the existence of bliss.
96 Points Huon Hooke
"Deep purple/red colour and a rich, ripe, toasty licoricey aroma; concentrated and inky. The palate holds masses of spice, licorice and black fruit flavours of great impact and power. Full-bodied, with masses of tannin. A sensational big red of a type the Barossa does so well."
92 Points Decanter World Wine Awards
"Rich, ripe aromas of cooked blackberries, plum and spiced oak. A youthful, powerful, extracted style with huge potential."
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
International Wine Challenge 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
In 1859 William Salter cleared 10 acres of land at his Mamre Brook homestead near Angaston in the Barossa and planted Shiraz. On March 20 1862, Saltram crushed its first grapes and produced 1800 gallons of a wine that was simply called ‘No 1. Shiraz’.
Over the years successive vintages of No.1 has won numerous awards at major wine shows across Australia. The secret to this wine's success lies in the extraordinary heritage of old Barossa vines along the eastern fringes of the Valley floor. Fruit from these old vines is gently crushed before being made in traditional style open fermenters to begin a long ferment and ensure full extraction of flavour, colour and tannins.
The wine is then pressed and racked before being transferred into new French oak casks (8%) and new and seasoned French oak barrels for 22 months. After maturation, the winemaker carefully assessed each barrel before blending and bottling. The resultant wine is always intensely flavoured yet beautifully integrated and balanced; best enjoyed five to 15 years after vintage.
Saltram No. 1 Shiraz stands proudly as one of the great Australian red wines and as one of the truly great Barossa Shiraz wines.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
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