Wine Review: 2016 Red Wine Blend, 19 Crimes


The label is curiously devoid of any words to describe the contents and the website won’t load so your guess is as good as mine when it comes to what’s in the bottle.

It’s definitely wine and it’s definitely red.

So there you have it.

19 Crimes is from Australia, home of Shiraz, and so far as I can tell Shiraz seems to be the main ingredient in this blend. I’m guessing the other ingredient to be Cabernet Sauvignon but that is purely a guess.

According to Xavier it, “smells like a whole lotta wood in there”, and it does indeed.

Despite the lack of information, I really liked this wine. It had a unique flavor that I had not tasted before; jammy but not heavy with the oak falling in exactly the right part of the flavor spectrum. Additionally, it tastes exactly the way it smells so the sipping experience is a harmonious and happy one.

I would absolutely buy it again.


Author: d. Nelle Vincent

I write stories about wine and the human condition because the devil, as they say, is in the details.

4 thoughts on “Wine Review: 2016 Red Wine Blend, 19 Crimes”

  1. Though I might not agree with you- I did not like this wine at all and have yet to drink the second bottle I bought- I do enjoy your reviews and will continue to search out wines you suggest. Oh, and I purchased this wine well before reading this review.

    1. Well, I’m glad you liked the review at least. 🙂 I also bought the Dark Red Blend and thought it tasted ok but it gave me a terrible headache. I think I scheduled that post for tomorrow or the next day. Just out of curiosity, what didn’t you like about the Red blend?

    2. I think I’d have to drink it again to remember what I didn’t like. I tend to think it was not well balanced. Let me get back to you on that! 🙂

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