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2017 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

One of the finest Yarra Chardonnays we've tried. "Like great Chablis", we declared. "No", says Mac, "It's Woori Yallock". Amazing wine.

$60.00

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About

About The Wine

This is arguably the finest Chardonnay to ever be produced by the hands of Mac Forbes.

The Woori Yallock vineyard is Mac's baby. Planted in 1995, the 'School House Block is owned by the Ferguson family. Mac has been working the vineyard since 2012 and the resultant wines have been spectacular.

This is a Chardonnay with amazing intensity. It's wound tight but has a glorious generosity of fruit. Oak sits firmly in the background, Mac allowing the site to shine in the glass.

If a more elegant style of Chardonnay appeals to you, this will be one of the finest additions to your cellar this year.

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

DDS review

Ooooh yeh, this is smoking. Grilled almonds and marzipan, whiff of smoke, some steeliness, gentle milky character. A sweep of grapefruit, and nectarine with awesome mouthwatering acid. Length for days. Ridiculously good. Best Chardonnay we've seen from Mac - hands down. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

At 1.36ha, the School House block, owned by the Fergusons, has been leased by Mac Forbes Wines since 2012. The south facing aspect delivers relief to the vines from hot northerly winds. This unique vineyard, planted in 1995, produces stunning fruit in both hot and cooler years and captures much of what we are seeking in terms of suitability of variety to site.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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