Mr Mick 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz “The Mr Mick endeavour is a brave nod to tradition and respect – for those and that which has come before. It’s natural and appropriate that the initial offerings include a traditional blend of cabernet and shiraz. You’d be hard-pressed to find fault with this. The flavours are seamlessly woven. Currants, ground coffee, bay leaves and violets. It’s got lift and life and flavour. It’s not a big, look-at-me wine, it’s just bang on (or above) the money. “ Rated : 90 Points Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front September, 2011
Mr Mick 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon “A softly structured and approachable blend with Cabernet’s leaf, capsicum and recurrant meeting the pepper and spice of Shiraz” Tyson Stelzer Wine Business Monthly September, 2011
A new brand created by Tim Adams to honour his late mentor, Mick Knappstein, who gave Tim his first wine job as a cellar hand at Leasingham Winery in 1975.
Not only has Adams struck a label honouring Knappstein’s mentoring role, earlier this year he purchased the historic Leasingham winery from global wine giant Accolade Wines. To his great credit, Adams, who launched his eponymous label in 1987, never forgot the important break Knappstein gave him and the guidance he offered in helping to shape his career.
“One of Mick’s passions was to make wines for everyone to enjoy,” remembers Adams. “The Mr Mick range is a reflection of that philosophy. They are approachable and flavoursome wines with good regional and varietal definition.”