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2016 Mac Forbes Wesburn Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

A darker expression of the Wesburn vineyard from Mac Forbes.

$75.00

About

About The Wine

Making the 'Wesi', as Mac calls it, was one of those lightbulb wine moments for this wild-haired Yarra Valley champion.

He says that this is the vineyard that made him see clearly for the first time, that his mission was not to be a great maker of Pinot Noir, but to be a conduit through which a vineyard could tell its story, regardless of the variety planted on it. "Amazingly we see all wines from this site look similar be they red or white." Wesburn just tastes like Wesburn, not just Pinot Noir.

It is always one of his smallest productions each year and, along with the Woori Yallock Pinot Noir, one of the most sort after. In a challenging vintage like 2016, Mac says the work they have been doing in the vineyard has really paid off.

The 2016 Wesburn Pinot is a darker, moodier beast than previous years but the signature purity of fruit from this special site shines through.

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

Wesburn was planted in 1981 and is the most eastern site leased by Mac Forbes. It is located just before the township of Warburton, at the foot of Mount Bride (1000m). The soil is comprised of very thin fossil over compact siltstone clay. Wesburn has an east north east aspect. Mount Bride offers protection and shelters the vineyard into mid-morning resulting in a site with a large diurnal range.

The resultant extension of the ripening period expresses itself by way of far greater tannin depth, high notes and fruit weight. Wesburn began as an abandoned and unloved collection of vines. However with much work; it has transformed into one of our truly inspirational sites. We believe Wesburn has the potential to make some of our most exciting wines.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"It’s even bonier and more structured than usual. It shows spice and red, stewy cherry flavours but the brush strokes are light. Very light. It’s more tannin and acid than flavour, though flavour is by no means left behind. Reductive characters help build the mood. I’m betting that it will age well." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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