Cabernet Shiraz

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"This classic Australian blend was a favourite of Mick Knappstein, mentor to its producer Tim Adams. It shows ritch dark berry fruit on the nose and palate, with the cabernet providing a firm tannin structure. Enjoy with a good steak or grilled lamb cutlets over the next few years."

Mike Frost
The Courier Mil
Brisbane, July 2013

 

"I like the "Mr Mick" name and like the fact that it has a real sense of history/story to it. So many brand names are mere thin air. I also like that although inexpensive, the reds in this range are still kept back for a couple of years. Good practices never go out of fashion. It's the classic cabernet shiraz blend to boot.

You can't go much wrong here. Dark berried flavour, grainy tannin, satisfying as you swallow. Mint and blackcurrant, mulberry and dried herbs. Some redcurrant notes too. If I ...

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"In 2011, Clare winemaker Tim Adams and wife Pam Goldsack purchased the historic Leasingham Winery from Constellation Wine Brands. The name wasn't part of the sale, so Adams and Goldsack now call wines made at Leasingham Mr Mick - a tribute to the late Mick Knappstein, who mentored a young Tim Adams in the 1970s. Adams sources fruit for his cabernet shiraz blend from seven Clare Valley vineyards. It's a full-bodied, early drinking style. Cabernet dominates the aroma and initial impact on the pal...

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"When you say cabernet, the next word that usually comes out of your mouth is sauvignon, but not at Mr.Mick.
The Clare Valley winery combines cabernet and shiraz in a blend it says it has been passionate about since the early 1950s.
And why wouldn't you be, it's a great partnership. The shiraz adds middle palate texture to the cabernet, which has powerful tannin.
So, in the end, it doesn't matter what words come out of your mouth, only what taste goes in - in this case it's rich, sweet and silky."

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