19 Crimes Red
Defiant by nature, bold in character. Always uncompromising. Witness bright red to crimson hues: heed the intense, lifted vanilla aromas balanced with riper red to dark berry fruits that rise in defiance from the glass. The vanilla aromatics carry through on the palate and complements subtle flavors of chocolate and a cedary spice. Full and round on the palate, with a distinct sweetness giving a rich and round mouthfeel. The palate finishes soft, fruity and so fresh, it should be a crime.
Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists.
Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 Crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by 'transportation' began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea.
For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to the 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.
It would be a crime not to drink it!