2015 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir

Region:Yarra Valley (Woori Yallock) , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Mac Forbes

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One of the finest Pinot Noirs Mac Forbes has made and an ode to a very special vineyard.
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The Woori Yallock epitomises Mac's passion for exploring the sub-regions and special sites of the Yarra Valley. To Mac, Pinot Noir is just a vehicle with which to express the vineyard, not the other way around. As he said to us, "we as Aussie producers tend to get sucked into trying to emulate great French Pinot." He believes that "if you don’t care what it ends up as, but rather just expressing that site and the season", you're going to make better, more expressive wines. Of all the vineyards he works with, this is the one Mac speaks of the most. The wines are richly fruited but highly structural, and very long lived. With the quality of the 2015 season in the region, this is right up there with the finest Pinots Mac has made. In terms of characterful, story-telling Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, it really doesn't get much better.

What it Tastes Like

"Slight whiff of smoky reduction, then it’s all clear for rosy perfume, exotic spices, fresh cherry and red fruits. Light of frame, but deep in colour and detail; spice layered through red fruits, cool acidity, gentle grip of fine silty tannin, distinct ‘mineral’ feel, sappy with a fennel mouth-perfume, and powerful length. I’d have liked to have spent more time with it, but no question this is a stellar release. Had 95+ or 96 points. Let me know." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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