The Lackey Shiraz 2008

Syrah/Shiraz from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 109246
  • WS87
  • WE87
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Kilikanoon has selected premium parcels of Shiraz fruit from South Australian regions to craft an unassuming wine of upfront character and appeal. Brick red in color with youthful crimson hues, the nose displays rich dark fruits, spicy plums, licorice and scented charry oak. The palate over-delivers, packing a punch with ripe, spicy plums, dark cherries and quality oak to provide a richly rewarding and lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and focused, offering pretty raspberry, floral and spice flavors on a velvety texture. Finishes with mildly grippy tannins. Best from 2012 through 2016. 1500 cases imported."
87 Points

"The 2008 vintage was a tough one at Kilikanoon according to winemaker Kevin Mitchell, but this second label has turned out well. It's full-bodied and richly textured, with notes of tar and black olive up front, turning warm and slightly raisiny on the finish and marked with a touch of bitter coffee. Drink now."
87 Points

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Rating:
(6/3/2013)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
An execellent shiraz and ready to drink now. Not overpowering with too much fruit or acidity. Drank well with steak and spinach salad!
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Learn About The Lackey Map ItMap It

'Lackey' is an affectionate Australian term referring to a hardworking laborer of agreeable character who is generally assigned to menial tasks, yet none-the-less gets the job done without the merest sign of a complaint. In a similar fashion, Australian Shiraz has long been considered the workhorse of the Australian wine industry - undeniably full of personality, and the...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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