In 1700’s Britain, the sentence for 19 crimes was “Punishment by Transportation:” ship passage to Australia’s penal colonies. Rogues, scholars, criminals, and artists were banished on this treacherous journey. Prisoners who survived became Australia’s pioneers. 19 Crimes celebrates the rules they broke and their infamous legacy with wines that, like them, are defiant by nature, bold in character, and always uncompromising.
Presenting as dense with purple hues, this wine confidently takes charge with brooding aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, chocolate, mocha, and lifted vanilla bean. On the palate, The Warden 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 a line to this rich and generous wine.