19 Crimes The Banished Dark Red 2018
A blend that is brooding with richness. Like the wine rations served on convict ships, every sip deserves to be savored.
- A dark red shrouded by purple hues
- Intense lifted dark chocolate and vanilla
- Aromatics balanced with blackberry and plum fruits
- Full and round on the palate with a distinct sweetness
- The palate has a long rich plush finish brooding with dark forest fruits
Shiraz/Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache
Full and round on the palate with a distinct sweetness making the wine rich and mouth coating. The palate has a long rich plush finish brooding with dark forest fruits.
Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists. 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 premium Australian wine is made by Paul Dahlenburg, also winemaker at the historic Baileys of Glenrowanin Victoria. Folklore has it that notorious bushranger Ned Kelly worked on the Baileys Bundarraproperty and helped lay the stone for the Baileys family homestead. It was only a short gallop from the winery, in Glenrowan, where he was finally captured in 1880.
A warm, dry spring resulted in slightly reduced yields, however the vines adapted well. Rains in January caused little damage and provided much-needed 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 flavour, balanced with natural acidity and ripe tannins.
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