2018 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

Outstanding value Pinot Noir from one of the Yarra Valley's most loved small producers.

$30.00

Rated 4.0 out of 5
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About
Our philosophy towards pinot is to look after the detail, keep it simple and respect the fruit.

Mac Forbes, Owner/winemaker

About The Wine

Mac Forbes is passionate about Pinot Noir, and his 'Yarra Valley' release is the perfect way to get to know his unique style.

It comes from declassified portions of Mac's six single vineyard Pinots, taking on characters of each to present a beautifully balanced wine that reflects as good as any other $30 wine what quality Yarra Pinot is all about.

This gives the drinker an immediate insight into what Mac Forbes Pinot Noir is all about. He stands for quality, and this characterful Pinot this is sensational value.

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About Mac Forbes

If you love premium and artisanal Australian wine, Mac Forbes is a name you need to know. He’s not only one of the country’s most talented winemakers, but he’s one of the most influential spokesmen for promoting the concept of Australian ‘terroir’, believing that wine should represent a time and a place.

Mac specialises in single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet from the Yarra Valley. His wines are delicate and finely etched, characterised by subtlety and grace.

His Pinot Noirs are fine-boned, Chardonnays are loved by those who look for fruit purity rather than winemaking artifice in the variety, his array of off-dry Rieslings from the Strathboogie Ranges are some of the country's most unique.

And his ever-expanding range of experimental wines is a treasure-trove for the curious drinker.

The ever-affable Mac Forbes
The ever-affable Mac Forbes
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our philosophy towards pinot is to look after the detail, keep it simple and respect the fruit. The onus is on fruit quality and balance and not on winemaking solutions or corrections. For us winemaking is an extension of the vineyard where we aim to capture the fruit expression and carry this through to bottle. We pick when the fruit is ripe but still crunchy to taste.

The Yarra Valley Pinot is a blend of our declassified barrels from each of our single vineyard wines.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 11.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

DDS review

Right in the slot. This is light and fresh, a dainty pixie-like Pinot Noir flush with white strawberry and sweet cherry flavours. It's on the lighter side of medium bodied but the flavour is packed in tight. A kiss of smoke and wild berries. A long spindly web of tannin trails behind. Such good gear. Bargain. - Different Drop Wine Team

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A nice wine, but nothing special. A little disappointed with it

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Super enjoyable and great value for money

Superb light to medium body PN. Dusty characters but plenty of fruit showing through especially after 30 minutes.

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