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2016 Mac Forbes Yarra Junction Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

The 'crowd-pleaser' Pinot Noir in the 2016 suite from Mac Forbes.

$45.00

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About
Diaphanous and shimmering wine.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Yarra Junction Pinot Noir is the softest and perhaps the most generous of the 2016 suite of single vineyard wines from Mac Forbes.

It feels like the vintage has given it an extra width, not something generally associated with Mac's exquisitely fine-boned Pinot Noir expression.

The perfume is sweet and floral, the mouthfeel is light and devastatingly easy to drink.

This is the crowd pleaser of the 2016's from Mac. It's the wine that you won't be able to keep your hands off, the one that will stop you drinking his Wesburn and Woori Yallocks before they reach their peak.

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

95Points
The Wine Front

"Diaphanous and shimmering wine. Fresh red fruits, spice, a whiff of white pepper even, but even-pitched ripeness and delicacy is the import. Subtle earthiness, a stroke of emery board tannin, crisp acidity, and a vigorous almost sweet/sour red fruited and lacy finish of super length. Gee, this is very good Pinot Noir. Makes you feel sophisticated, just drinking it. I’m all for osmotic charm: I’ll take what I can get." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Yarra Junction is our coolest site located in the far eastern Yarra Valley, just next to Wesburn. Situated on gravelly soils, this northeastern site receives cooling influences off the surrounding mountains and is protected from the afternoon sun. Yarra Junction will appeal to those who prefer a more immediately accessible style. It offers femininity and fragility almost within the context of a classic European Pinot.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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