Country – Australia

Region – South Australia

Grape Variety – Red grape blend

ABV – 13.5%

Food Pairing – Meat and Pasta

Retail – £9


Based on real events from 1800’s 19 Crimes is inspired by those who, beginning in 1788, were transported to Australia for a life of hard labour. 19 crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction British rogues, guilty of at least one of 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. As pioneers in a harsh frontier colony, they forged fresh pathways and built new lives from their chequered pasts brick by brick. 19 Crimes wine honours the history they wrote and the culture they built.

As a red wine drinker I love talking about red wine and getting recommendations. First lets talk about the history of this wine, it definitely got my attention. When I got hold of the bottle I must say I absolutely love the look of the bottle, but my disappointment came at spotting Red Wine. When I buy any red wine I like to know straight away what type of grape it is. I had to do some guess work that it was a grape blend. That got me worried but not for long because when I finally tried the wine it did not disappoint in taste or it price. The blend is perfect especially if served in perfect room temperature. It is light, fruity with some tones of vanilla and a perfect solo drink without any food. My food recommendation though to pair with this wine would be a meat dish or even pasta. I shared not one but two bottles of this wine with my sister. We both rated it as the best value wine in a long time.