Inky dark in color with a mid nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some mild blueberry and black berry notes consistent with the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some tannins along with some nice peppery notes. I would give it an 88 or so. Not a bad Shiraz at all, albeit a milder one. We paired it with lasagna and it went well. If you prefer your shirazes a little less fruit forward this is a good choice for the $$s.
From the LCBO web site:
The Lackey Shiraz 2012 — VINTAGES#: 5199
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
Huge, ripe, and mouthfilling with smoke, tar, peppercorns, and blackberry pie filling. Certainly not lack-ey in the flavour department – see what we did there? Enjoy with spiced beef dishes or spicy ribs. (VINTAGES panel, Aug. 2014) $17.95
Release Date:September 27, 2014
Alcohol/Vol 14.0% Made in: South Australia By:Kilikanoon Sugar Content: 7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – DryStyle:Full-bodied & Smooth
Description: One mark of a truly great producer is the ability to evoke the signature quality of their premium bottlings across their complete 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 their more expensive offerings. Full bodied and approachable, with suggestions of rich blackberry, cassis, leather and spices. Enjoy it with roast leg of lamb or stuffed eggplant.