Big & Bold
Tasted at 75 and 60-65 chilled temperature. Struck me as flawed at the higher temperature, a tad hot, difficulty integrating the fruit and alcohol, with the powerful, sweet, spicy finish more closely resembling that of boutique rum than wine. Proved to be a much more engaging experience at 60-65 with two hours decanting. Lots of ripe fruit, smooth tannins, creme de cassis, and a powerful, spicy finish that lasts. Needs more time. I cannot recommend this wine over the 2011 Two Left Feet, a superior execution of a difficult Australian vintage. 2010 and 2012 were keepers, 2011 is one to miss for McLaren Vale. Poor QPR.