Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 284,750 strong:

Register Today!

19 Crimes 2012

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:

My Score:
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box

Community Reviews

There are 8 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Dark red in the glass, its legs cascade slowly due to its concentration and power. Possessing aromas of licorice, dark fruits and vanilla, this theme carries through on the palate with loads of rich, sweet fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins with persistence and structure to support the concentration of flavour. A wine that boldly showcases the beauty of blending two varieties that match like hand and glove delivering a memorable wine with loads of personality.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

De couleur rouge foncé dans le verre, ses jambes tombent lentement en cascade en raison de sa concentration et de sa puissance. Avec des arômes de réglisse, de fruits noirs et de vanille, ce thcme se poursuit sur le palais avec tout plein de fruits ri

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Cool bottle. Rich deep purple. Very fruity, with blackberry and ripe red fruit on the aroma, and a hint of pepper. Tart and slightly sour cherry on the palate, with lots of oak. Tannins are medium. Overall, a big wine, needs some food to interact with, maybe grilled burgers.
Tom Vigeant reviewed this wine as follows:

Cherry and smoke aromas. Medium bodied. Medium tannins. Oaky and very dry. Alcohol is fairly intense. You really need to have this wine with food - grilled red meat being the obvious choice.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Spicy plum with mushroom, mint, and cedar. plums and tart cherry dominate the taste, and the finish tends towards dark and tart cherry. There are some nice tannins as well giving it a pleasant mouth-feel.
Chris Coughlin rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Lots of big fruit flavours, blackberry, black cherry, cooking spice, and a long lasting finish. Steak and burger wine.
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Dark cherry, dark berries, leather, with fresh cut hay on the nose. Palate shows dark berries, green pepper, with a long dark cherry finish. A lighter and more herbal style of Aussie Shiraz that's worth a try. Pair with peppercorn steaks.
Tasted August 2014. 87 points. Matt Steeves - @QuercusVino
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Tart cherry, just-underripe berry, smoke, mint, and minerality. The palate is a little tannic, with green peppercorn notes follows the sour cherry. Long finish. This wine needs to be decanted and paired with food. A rich, fatty cut of red meat wiould be best to offset this heavy wine.

Natalie's Review

19 Crimes 2012, Victoria, Australia: A supple, full-bodied blend of Shiraz and Durif grapes along with more than a dash of marketing. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak. Straight-up pleasure for post robbery celebrations. Drink: 2013-2016. 369777 14% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 87/100. August 15, 2014 Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Full Review




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Cline White Wine
Viognier 2018,
North Coast, California ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 284,750 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award