“Fruit from 3 vineyards in Clare. Matured for 24 months in predominantly American oak. The fruit has enough heft and weight to rise above the oak that encases it, and drives the wine across the mouth – powered by blackberries, cocoa, cassis, jubes and gentle spice. Compelling drinking for the money.“ James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
Mr. Mick Wines, is named after the late K.H. (Mr. Mick) Knappstein, an Australian winemaking legend and Tim Adams’ mentor, who he was apprenticed to at Leasingham Wines in the 1970s.
Tim completed the full circle from apprentice to owner, when Tim and his wife Pam purchased the historic Leasingham winery in 2010, when it was being discarded by one of the big wine companies. They named it in tribute to him as Mr. Mick Wines.
Tim Adams and his winemaking team continue Mr. Mick’s philosophy of making “affordable wines for everyone to enjoy”. Mick's favourite red variety was without doubt, Shiraz. From his early days working in the vineyards to the end of his amazing career 57 years later, wines made from Clare Valley Shiraz captivated him with their power and elegance.
The 2018 Mr. Mick Shiraz would have delighted him as it emulates just that style: elegant and yet dense and flavoursome, gentle enough to sit and enjoy and great with food. At this price, it is an absolute bargain.
“Good deep colour and rich chocolaty bouquet, deftly oak-infused but not overdone, the palate full-bodied, chocolaty and rich with a good spine of tannin. All in all, a very good red that drinks well now and promises to take some age. Outstanding value for money.” Huon Hooke (The Real Review).
Deep dark red crimson colour with dark red hue. Aromas of blackberry, plum, liquorice and spice. Medium to full bodied the palate displays flavours of ripe blackberry, dark plum and spice. Very soft, fine grained tannins with aftertaste of blackberry, plum and spice.