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2016 Mac Forbes Hugh Cabernet Blend

Yarra Valley, VIC

Mac's much-loved Cabernet blend named in honour of his father. Australian Bordeaux.

$70.00

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Gentlemen (and ladies), grab your Claret, for the game is afoot. Wonderful, sophisticated wine.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Mac Forbes believes the Yarra Valley's best wine is, in fact, the Cabernet blend , rather than Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.

He's been inspired by the likes of Mount Mary where he worked for many years, and this blend, named after Mac's father Hugh, is every bit the highly fragrant, medium-bodied and elegant style of Bordeaux blend the region is famous for.

The 2016 season in the Yarra Valley brought lovely ripeness to the Cabernet et. al. in this blend and has resulted in one of Mac's best releases of the wine to date.

This site offering perhaps a little more 'flesh' on release than previous versions of Hugh. If you like your Cabernet blends in a more subtle and elegant style, this is simply stunning. Only made in tiny quantities and just a pleasure to drink.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Fragrant, tobacco and gentleman’s club lounge feel, redcurrant, strawberry, perhaps a bit of ripe tomato, cedar, vanilla and aniseed. Medium-bodied, light on its feet, juiciness to the fruit, supple tannin, a pleasing minty fragrance, clean acidity, and a fine length, a sweet orange tang in the aftertaste. Gentlemen (and ladies), grab your Claret, for the game is afoot. Wonderful, sophisticated wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

This Bordeaux blend is from Yarra Glen on a similarly aged block to that of the Gruyere site. Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and is complimented by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec.
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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