Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 500 mL
Mr Mick’s knowledge of, and love for fortified wines far surpassed many others, and thus he created some masterpieces throughout his time at Leasingham. This blend was skilfully mastered like topiary- well rounded and silky smooth. Good balance in expression of dried fruits and rancio displays the careful ageing process this wine has undergone in old barriques.
This Traditional Australian-style Tawny blend exhibits all the great hallmarks of a well-rounded fortified. Ripe stone fruit, jams, raisins, butterscotch and dried apricots form the face of this complex little number. The palate is rich, viscous and warming and finishes with the perfect amount of savoury nuttiness and rancio. It is a wine of great length which will beg you for another glass.
Highly expressive varieties were chosen for a delayed harvest, fermentation and fortification with fine old brandy spirit. Mr Mick is a blend of fortified wines that includes parcels over 20 years of age. Controlled cellaring conditions for a long period of time in small old oak casks allows even maturation, the evolution of ‘developed’ fruit characters and increasing complexity.
It is suitable to accompany a range of decadent desserts or a strong blue cheese. Hell, why not take it for a stroll on the golf course!