Full and round with a subtle sweetness giving a rich and round mouth feel. The vanilla aromatics compliment flavours of raspberries, dark plums, and chocolate.
REGION : COUNTRY : South Eastern Australia
GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz
SNIFF: The criminally intense vanilla aromatics are balanced with ripe raspberry and plum fruits.
SIP: Vanilla Flavors complement with subtle flavors of raspberry, dark plums and chocolate.
Producer: 19 Crimes
Acidity: 6.2 g/L
It’s the Industrial Revolution, people were increasingly moving to cities, prisons were overcrowded, and petty crime was on the rise. After the Revolution of 1776 prevented transportation to America, it was decided banishment to Australia would solve these problems.
Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction British rogues guilty of a least one of the 19 crimes were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by "transportation" began in 1783 and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.