Shiraz

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This is Tim Adam's budget label, named in honour of his mentor, Mick Knappstein.  It has good depth of colour, simple red-fruit and herbal aromas and is clean and well made.  It is lighter weighted within the shiraz contaxt; smooth and easygoing with moderate tannins.  Now to four years.  14 percent alcohol. 87/100. 

Food: Herbed rissoles

Huon Hooke
Cellar Talk
The Sydney Morning Herald
9 April 2013

"The late Mick Knappstein, after whom this wine is named, loved Clare Valley shiraz and providing decent wine at reasonable prices.This fulfils his wish, with its dark and red berry fruit, a lick of oak and fine tannins. Enjoy over the next five ears with beef kebabs, a steak or gourmet beef sausages. Try Chalk & Cheese or the wine outlets or ask at other wine retailers."

Mike Frost
The Courier Mail
Brisbane
November 2012

 

"When Tim Adams made this wine in 2010 he would never have imagined a year down the track owning the historic Leasingham Winery. He sourced shiraz from the Rogers, Sheoak and Vine vineyards, made the wine and moved it to oak barrels for maturation. The wine emerged from barrels 18 months later and Adams allocated it to the brand new Mr Mick label - a budget brand created for the old Leashingham operation. It's a lovely wine at this price, showing attractive cherry-like and spicy shiraz varietal ...

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"An honest Clare Valley shiraz at a good price. Smells of berries and plums, with a minty touch and a seasoning of oak. Medium bodied, with earthy flavours, good intensity and a dry finish.

Ageing? Drink over three years

Food ideas: Barbecued spare ribs; stir-fried beef."

Ralph Kyte-Powell
The Age
Melbourne
February 2013

 

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