Friday, August 22, 2014

19 Crimes 2012 "Red Wine" wine review by (PB)

Brilliant ruby hue with aromas of dark berry, ripe plum, cigar box, and sweet spice with a touch of chocolate cake.

Palate--Light mouth feel, sturdy construction with forth right flavors of sharp black berry, blue berry, and cocoa nuances.

This Aussie red is a Shiraz blend. Shiraz is also known as Durif in case you ever see that on a label and wonder what the heck it is. The weight of this wine and mouth feel is sound with a lighter expression for a Shiraz which I attribute to the blend of Pinot Noir, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Wine Spectator gave this wine 89 points and Best Value designation. I paid $10 for it but tends to run a couple bucks more. Either way, a pleasant and easy drinking wine so raise a glass!

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