2015 19 CRIMES THE WARDEN 750MLRegion: Australia
Varietal: Red Blend
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 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 they culture they built.
TASTING NOTES:????Somewhat more serious than the previous releases from 19 Crimes, The Warden is a Shiraz based red blend with tons of richness and complexity. On the nose, there is ample plum, currant, and cherry intermixed with vanilla and cinnamon spice. The same flavor profile is evident in the mouth, picking up some licorice notes. Make no mistake; this is a big wine that needs a high protein dish to accompany it