In the late 18th century when prisons became overcrowded in England, the government started shipping convicts to the colony of Austrailia. Above you will see a list of crimes punishable by transportation. It is a very interesting list of crimes that includes some of the expected, Grand and Petty Larceny, and some of the not so usual, such as Impersonating an Egyptian and Stealing a shroud out of a grave. Whatever the cause of such a list, if you found yourself being convicted of one of the crimes you could be thrown aboard a leaky tub and sent to Australia.
Thus begins the story of the wine that was inspired by the list and the criminals that were shipped to the penal colony of Australia.
The wine that I tried was the 2013 Cabernet by 19 crimes. This inky dark cab had dark fruit and spice on the nose. On…
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