Kilikanoon The Lackey Shiraz 2014 ~ South Australia, Australia
2013 Winery of the Year ~ James Halliday ~ Australian Wine Companion
2014 Winemaker of the Year ~ Clare Valley Hall of Fame
Le Sommelier Fou "Aromas of flowers, black pepper and blackberry. Good acidity level, with dense tannins. Flavors of blackberry, black pepper, black cherry, violet, earth and coffee grinds. Long, dense and cheeky."
Wine Advocate "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 The Lackey Shiraz has slight herbal and bell pepper undertones with a red and black plum core. "
One mark of a truly great producer is the ability to evoke the signature quality of their premium bottlings across their entry level range. The Lackey is consistently one of Australia's great-value buys, and this well-priced Shiraz from Kilikanoon offers a tantalizing hint of what can be expected from Kilikanoon more expensive offerings.
No critic scores for this vintage, however other vintages have scored well:
Natalie McLean 90/100 (2015 vintage)
Kilikanoon is recognised as one of Australia's leading wineries. From humble beginnings in 1997 with just 25,000 bottles produced from the first vintage, Kilikanoon has grown significantly, now exporting to over 25 countries.
The 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show chaired by prominent Australian wine writer and judge, Huon Hooke, propelled Kilikanoon into the spotlight, winning 6 of the 7 trophies awarded.