In 18th-century Britain, if a criminal was found guilty of committing one of the 19 crimes punishable by transportation, from grand and petty larceny to impersonating an Egyptian, a penal colony in Australia would be the next stop. Today, Australia’s 19 Crimes wines celebrate the rebellious spirit of the more than 160,000 exiled men and women, the rule breakers and law defying citizens that forged a new culture and national spirit in Australia, complete with labels depicting the different criminals-turned-colonists on the bottles.
· 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (SRP $12): A wine that is ingeniously smooth and infamously subtle. Its profile includes ominous notes of red currants, shadows of dark berries, and a sweet vanilla oak. Caramel lurks quietly in the background, accompanied by firm cabernet tannins and red fruits. Pair it with your next midnight escape, and you’ll have the perfect partner in crime.
· 19 Crimes Red Wine 2015 (SRP $12): Defiant by nature, bold in character. Always uncompromising. Witness bright hues of dark berry fruits; heed the strong vanilla aroma that rises in defiance from the glass. Chocolate and cedar are accomplices in a finish that is so smooth and so fresh, it should be a crime.