Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red
Varietal Red Blend
Region Australia

Don't let this masterful blend escape you. Each powerful note brings you one step closer to a night filled with mischief and fun.

19 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. 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.

Tasting Notes

Dense with bright purple hues, this wine is brooding with dark cherry, black-berry, boysenberry, chocolate, mocha, and lighted vanilla bean. This wine is mouth coating with lashings of criminally intense dark fruits supported by sweet vanillin oak and a hint of chocolate. The plush tannin structure provides persistence, balance and line to this rich and generous wine.

Vintage Conditions

A warm, dry spring resulted in slightly reduced yields, however the vines adapted well. Rains in January caused little damage and provided much-need-ed water following a dry start to the season. The following cool, dry February weather, and warm conditions in early March, created ideal conditions for steady, even ripening. Overall, 2016 was considered an exceptional vintage producing wines full of flavor, balanced with natural acidity and ripe tannins.
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