19 Crimes Chardonnay 2019

19 Crimes Chardonnay 2019

This is a fantastic chardonnay, really impressed! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will order more. Best served chilled, it has quite a ‘heavy’, full-bodied white wine but with excellent flavours. Not to everyone’s taste but I loved it and good for the price range.

Vintage: 2019

Grape: Chardonnay

Colour: White

Country of Origin: South Eastern Australia

Vineyard: 19 Crimes

Bottle: 75 cl

Vol: 13.5 %

Stopper: Cork

Purchased from: Asda

Cost: £9.00

My Home Bistro Rating: 10/10

The label says… “Nineteen crimes turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction, British citizens, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. Approximately twenty percent of those banished to Australia were women. As pioneers in a frontier colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. The wine honours the history they wrote and the culture they built.”

According to their website , the 19 Crimes were:

  • Grand Larceny, theft above the value of one shilling
  • Petty Larceny, theft under one shilling
  • Buying or receiving stolen goods, jewels, and plate
  • Stealing lead, iron, or copper, or buying or receiving
  • Impersonating an Egyptian
  • Stealing from furnished lodgings
  • Setting fire to underwood
  • Stealing letters, advancing the postage, and secreting the money
  • Assault with an intent to rob
  • Stealing fish from a pond or river
  • Stealing roots, trees, or plants, or destroying them
  • Bigamy
  • Assaulting, cutting, or burning clothes
  • Counterfeiting the copper coin
  • Clandestine marriage
  • Stealing a shroud out of a grave
  • Watermen carrying too many passengers on the Thames, if any drowned
  • Incorrigible rogues who broke out of Prison and persons reprieved from capital punishment
  • Embeuling Naval Stores, in certain cases

Last reviewed November 2020