2012 19 Crimes Red Blend
Obviously a catchy label, and the story depicted is kind of interesting. The wine is a tribute to the culture built by British convicts who were sent to live in Australia instead of facing a death sentence in Britain for committing one of 19 crimes.
Tastes like mostly Shiraz and it’s fresh being a 2012. I’m not sure what other varietals are in here, but the wine is slightly sweet, light in the mouth, pretty one dimensional with light spice, and overall an ok buy for only $8.99.Sometimes the cool bottle houses a great wine (remember this fantastic Aussie wine). Other times it dresses up a mediocre wine. This one falls somewhere in the gray area in between, leaning toward the latter.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA
Costco item number: 792283