2016 Mac Forbes EB29 Love Child Cabernets

Yarra Valley, VIC

A different look at Cabernet from Mac. One field picked on one day.



About The Wine

Mac Forbes' love affair with Yarra Valley Cabernet is well known.

While the Hugh remains his pride and joy, this experimental batch Cabernet blend comes from his much-loved Wesburn vineyard and gives Mac the chance to play around with a different way of making the blend.

The five Bordeaux varieties are all planted side-by-side on the same block. Mac waits for the right time then picks them all on the same day and co-ferments the whole lot.

With Hugh, he keeps things separate then hones the perfect blend - here, the vineyard and the vintage make the wine - Mac is just getting it to bottle.

It's a different beast than Hugh, but it's a great drink. A riper and more fruit-forward style of Yarra Cabernet from a good vintage.

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Blue fruit, cassis, smacked mint, Port Royale tobacco, great volume of perfume and vibrancy. Thick ribs of tannin, long and firm but with a satin finish. It's got plenty of up-front flavour. A ripe and lip-smacking Cabernet that is down-right delicious. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

A Cab field blend…all varieties are interplanted and picked on one day.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml


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