2012 19 Crimes Red Wine, Victoria, Australia
Celebrating crime #6 — Stealing from furnished lodgings.
This Shiraz-dominated red blend is on the lighter side. The color is a translucent dusty red cherry. The alcohol, a modest 13%. In the nose, ample cranberry, currant, plum, and cherry cough drop mix with vanilla and cinnamon spice. The same flavor profile is evident in the mouth, picking up some licorice root and smooth, earthy tannins. Finally, this red finishes with a kiss of sweet red fruit. Delightful on its own, it can be paired with lamb chops or even that staple of Australian street food, curried kangaroo. A Value Vino.
MSRP: $12.99 (January 2013)
Wine Lines rating: 88