Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of aniseed, dark fruits. A big bold high intensity wine, with black licorice and blueberry flavours. There is some vanilla and chocolate notes from the time spent in oak, and some incredible tannins on the finish.
The generous dose of Durif (14%), examples a wine that boldly showcases the beauty of blending two varieties that match like hand and glove, delivering a memorable wine with loads of personality. This wine is so full bodied it demands a big meal like a Rib Eye in a port demi glaze.
The 19 crimes refers to the time in England when any who broke this set of 19 crimes could face deportation to Australia. One of which included "Do Not Impersonate an Egyptian"! I love when you can learn a little something while enjoying a great wine.
From the Winery:
19 Crimes wine takes its name from a list of 19 crimes drawn up to address the problem of overrun jails in 18th century England. Upon conviction, British rogues guilty of those crimes were sentenced to Australia – ‘punishment by transportation’ – rather than death. This premium Australian wine celebrates the pioneering spirit of these ‘bad seeds’ and the wine they inspired borne out of a second chance.
19 Crimes wine is created by one of Australia’s most prestigious and heritage rich wineries. Winemaker for 19 Crimes, Paul Dahlenburg, takes his inspiration from traditional techniques where wine was made without electricity, just careful tendering and a simple touch. Big, bold reds come out this part of Victoria. Just like the spirit of our pioneers, many of whom were convicts – 19 Crimes celebrates those men and makes them legends (e.g., pictured, right: John Boyle O’Reilly, the face of 19 Crimes Shiraz Durif blend).
Made exclusively for Canada, 19 Crimes first debuted in 2011 bearing the mug shots and true stories of convicts. The wine is now distributed in the US and Australia.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 90/100
Region: South East Australia
Winemaker: Bailey's of Glenrowan
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500)