A blend that is brooding with richness. Like the wine rations served on convict ships, every sip deserves to be savored. Intense lifted dark chocolate and vanilla aromatics balanced with blackberry and plum fruits. Full and round on the palate with a distinct sweetness making the wine rich and mouth coating. The dark chocolate and vanilla aromatics carry through on the palate and compliment subtle flavors of cloves and cinnamon spice. The palate has a long rich plush finish brooding with dark forest fruits. Shiraz dominant with finishes of Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. 100% American Oak.
Story behind the label: On August 20, 1865 Wilson was court martialed for desertion and mutinous conduct and sentenced to death, a sentence later commute to life imprisonment with hard labor. On October 12, 1867 he was placed aboard the Hougoumont, the last convict ship to sail to Australia.