Saturday, February 16, 2013
2010 19 Crimes Red Wine Shiraz Blend
The 19 Crimes wines from Victoria, Australia features three different labels, all with the mugshot of a different criminal on them. You really need to check out their web site to find the stories behind the criminals. This wine is a blend of Shiraz and Durif that features lots of ripe fruits and vanilla on the nose. In the palate is a lighter bodied wine with ripe and sweet red and dark fruits and a softer touch by micro tannins that make this wine an easy drinker, even for someone who traditionally doesn't drink red. I think this is a good entry level red or 'crossover' wine from white to red. The finish is short but the wine is memorable and for this price point is a very good value.
Appellation: Victoria, Australia
Retail Price: $12.99