2012 Shiraz Durif
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, wild fruit all wrapped in chalky, ripe tannins 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.
Color: Dark red/burgundy
Scent: The 19 Crimes smells dark, like dark chocolate mixed with the scent of unlit tobacco but with lots of fruit and a hint of vanilla. So exotic. LOVE.
Taste: Lightly sweet and fruity followed by a slight tartness.
I struck out on my last White selection (Dreamfish Sauvignon Blanc) so I decided to go with what I know: Reds. Just out of curiosity I decided that I wanted to pair a Red with a chicken dish instead of a typical White.
I paired the 19 Crimes with a very spicy chicken fajita dish and it worked rather well! This is the first time I’ve attempted to pair a Red with chicken but I really enjoyed it.
Both hubby and I enjoyed this more than I expected. Good thing I bought two bottles!
Note: I have to say, I love the label on the bottle.