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2017 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

A modern Pinot icon from an incredible vineyard, one of the country's best winemakers and a dream vintage. Wonderful.

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$75.00

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About

About The Wine

The Woori Yallock epitomises Mac's passion for exploring the sub-regions and special sites of the Yarra Valley.

To Mac, Pinot Noir is just a vehicle with which to express the vineyard, not the other way around. As he said to us, "we as Aussie producers tend to get sucked into trying to emulate great French Pinot." Mac believes that "if you don’t care what it ends up as, but rather just expressing that site and the season", you're going to make better, more expressive wines.

Of all the vineyards he works with, this is the one Mac speaks of the most. The wines are powerful, highly structural, and very long lived.

The 2017 vintage maybe the best to date for this distinguished wine, looking every bit the elegant beauty the 'Woori' is known for.

In terms of characterful, story-telling Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, it really doesn't get much better.

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

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 : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Bit of smokiness, deep plum and black cherry fruit. Earth and exotic spice. Supple, silky texture, power but finesse. This is a very sexy Pinot. Tight and powerful but polished aswell. As it opens fruit gives way to savouriness. A sense of completion and complexity as a young wine. It struts. Cracking Woori. Nailed it. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
The Wine Front

"Perfume, exotic spice, cherries – recalling a braised duck in blood plum and spice kind of deal – some mint, pencils, Kumato® tomato too. Light to medium-bodied, fine and detailed, silty Turkish coffee tannin feel, though a little lighter than that, blood orange and rhubarb on a long finish. It’s perhaps, like most of Mac Forbes’ Pinots, not for everyone, but the quality is certainly there." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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