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In 1859 William Salter formed a partnership with his son Edward, founding the firm W Salter & Son. Edwards commitment to the Barossa wine community for over half a century cemented the foundation of Saltram Wines Estates and contributed to the greater success of the Barossa region that we know today. His understanding of wine and the export market saw him introduce Cabernet Sauvignon to Saltram. This wine is a salute to the Salter legacy and Edward’s dedication, commitment and passion for Cabernet Sauvignon and the Barossa region.
The 2012 vintage conditions were remarkable enabling Cabernet Sauvignon to mature on the vine gradually, the foundation of exceptional quality. Sourced from just a handful of mature, low yielding vineyards from the Barossa Valley, each parcel contributing a deliberate level of complexity and character to the blend. This wine emanates varietal notes of violet, cassis and mulberry with distinctive driving tannins underpinning the wine's depth and generosity. This wine is a classic statement of intensity and finesse.
"It has an intensely complex and powerful bouquet, red and dark fruits, earth, spice and a hint of tobacco. The palate delivers that and more, intense and powerful, but beautifully poised between extract and fruit. Decades ahead of it."
“A pretty cabernet with plenty of ripe fruit, such as blackberries and dark cherries, which are complemented by some fresher ﬂoras, such as violets, and some dried herbs. Medium to full body, some nicely ripe tannins and a chewy ﬁnish.”
Richly layered wine brimming with notes of fresh black berries, pure dark chocolate and savoury notes reminiscent of black olives.
This wine displays varietal notes of violet, cassis and mulberry emanate with distinctive driving tannins underpinning the wines depth and generosity. Full bodied, plush and mouth filling with fine, velvety tannins. Concentrated flavours of blackberries, blood plum and pure dark chocolate. A seamless structure and lingering flavour.
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Just one hour’s drive from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide, lies its gourmet capital (and wine Mecca), Barossa. One of the country’s most beautiful and historic wine regions, Barossa is a magnet for lovers of fine food and wine. Its classic Mediterranean climate, and free-draining red brown soils, makes the region ideal for growing grapes. Barossa produces excellent Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Riesling and Semillon.
Great winter rain fall allowed for a fantastic start to the 2012 vintage. With soil profiles full of moisture and even cool to warm days with cool nights allowed for a very long and even ripening period. A small heat spike early in the New Year hurried ripening on a little but the cool nights and good moisture levels held the vines canopies intact and protected the fruit from over exposure. These conditions were ideal for ripening Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon allowing the seeds, skins and flavours to all align in ripeness resulting in wines with great depth of flavour, even textural tannins and brightness.
Shavaughn grew up on a vineyard in Victoria’s Merbein; her grandfather was a winemaker and Managing Director of Mildara Wines. Completing an Oenology degree at the University of Adelaide, Shavaughn followed in her grandfather’s footsteps undertaking her first vintage at Mildara in 1997. Shavaughn is the recipient of a coveted Len Evans Scholarship; and in 2016 she was awarded Australian Winemaker of the Year by Winestate Magazine and was inducted as a Baron of Barossa in 2017.