2019 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Ferguson Chardonnay

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Another top-flight single-vineyard Chardonnay from Mac Forbes, from the glorious Woori Yallock site.

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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 decidedly in the background, Mac allowing the site and vintage to shine in the glass.

If a more elegant style of Chardonnay appeals to you, Mac's unique expression of this Woori Yallock vineyard deserves a place in your cellar.

The Ferguson family name is synonymous with the area of Woori Yallock. Dating back to 1888 in Woori, including five generations, vines were first planted on this dairy country back in 1995.


From the moment Mac spotted the vineyard in 2004/05, this has been a kind of spiritual home for him. The exceptionally enthusiastic engagement from the three generations of Ferguson that still live on the property has made this site entwined in the Mac Forbes Wine journey from day one. The relationship between the Forbes and Ferguson families is particularly positive and powerful in sharing of the incredible parcel of land.

95 Points - "From a 1.36ha south-facing vineyard in Woori Yallock that Mac Forbes has leased since 2012. Matured for 10 months in old oak. A light, bright green gold. Struck match, white peach and a touch of spice on the nose. Gently and chalky textured, this has a touch of phenolic grip given the wine its structure. Finishes long and should age well." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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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, Syrah and Cabernet from the Yarra Valley. His wines are delicate and finely etched, characterised by subtlety and grace.

His Pinot Noirs are fine-boned, the Chardonnays are adored by lovers of fruit purity rather than winemaking artifice, and his array of off-dry Rieslings from the Strathbogie Ranges are among the country's most interesting. Additionally, his ever-expanding range of experimental wines is a treasure trove for the curious drinker.

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