Mr. Mick Wines is named after the late K.H. (Mr. Mick) Knappstein, an Australian winemaking legend and Tim Adams’ mentor and friend. Tim and his wife Pam purchased the historic site in the township of Clare in late 2010 and set about reinvigorating the picturesque property into a successful winery and Clare tourist attraction.
Tim aims to continue Mr. Mick’s philosophy of making “affordable wines for everyone to enjoy”.
This wine is graceful yet flavoursome, with lifted violet and blueberry fruit aromas on the nose with nuances of vanilla oak flavour. The palate is rounded and medium bodied with dark cherry and ripe raspberries with a hint of herb and spice, with silky tannins on the finish.
I think this is a rather good Shiraz; certainly for the price. Maybe I’m biased because a wine named after someone significant in Australian wine always makes me sympathetic. However, leaving aside any bias based on emotion, this is a really good wine. Very much a Shiraz, with a definite connection with the grape, but, unlike some, smooth with a distinct berry taste. Fortunately, I have some bottles still to drink so I’ll see how it is in a few months. But buy now, is my tip.