Mac Forbes Village Chardonnay Pack

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The perfect sample pack to taste all four of the excellent Villages Chardonnays from Mac Forbes' small 2020 harvest.

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The Villages wines bridge the gap between Mac Forbes' Yarra Valley range and his Single Vineyard range.

If the Yarra Valley wines capture the full voice of the region in full chorus, the Villages wines would be a group of tenors or sopranos, with the Single Vineyard wines playing the soloists.

This sample pack gives you a look at the three fine, elegant Chardonnays from the 2022 vintage. Only a limited amount of packs available.

The Pack Features:

2022 Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Village Chardonnay

For both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the wines from Woori Yallock almost always top our Mac Forbes tastings. This outstanding Chardonnay release is both tense and plush, with intense citrus and spice flavours, a deep fruit core, and a fine minerality that guides a long, powerful finish.

Classy concentrated Chardonnay does not have to be big and buttery, and this is proof positive..Loved it.

De-stemmed and crushed before pressing, nine months maturation in old oak.

96 points

"From two vineyards in Woori Yallock. A few hours skin contact before fermentation and maturation in mainly seasoned barriques. A very bright green gold. Opens with aromas of red apples, white nectarines, lemon-scented verbena and an attractive vanillin spice character. Seamless on the palate but still compact and tightly wound. Finishes long, taut and saline. Excellent now and it will age." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

2022 Mac Forbes Yarra Junction Villages Chardonnay

This is in the flinty, crunchy, Chablis aisle of the Mac Forbes Chardonnay supermarket.

A real minerally feel here, with citrus and grapefruit being the dominant fruit characters. It's a pithy, dramatic wine that will reward some cellaring.

De-stemmed and crushed before pressing, matured for nine months in old oak.

96 points

"From a single site. A few hours skin contact before fermentation and maturation in mainly seasoned barriques. It's a coin toss between this and the Woori Yallock as my pick of the Village series wines in 2022. Complex with aromas of tangerines, just-ripened orchard fruits, pink grapefruit and a little oyster shell. Tightly wound with great acidity. Balanced and mouthcoating, finishing pithy and long. It's more than approachable now, but those with a few tucked away in the cellar in three to four years should be well rewarded." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

2022 Mac Forbes Gladysdale Villages Chardonnay

Gladysdale sits at the southern end of the valley, heading in the direction of Gippsland. This warmer pocket of the region produces a Chardonnay with a little more flesh up front and a more generous fruit weight in the context of the Mac Forbes range.

Compared to others in the region, this still sits in the finer end of the Chardonnay spectrum but for a Mac Forbes wine, it's golden, ripe and and flush with delicious primary fruit.

92 points

"A blend of fruit from Willowlake and Little Yarra. A few hours skin contact before fermentation and maturation in mainly seasoned barriques. Quite deep but bright gold with green tinges. The most fruit-forward of this year's three Village chardonnays, you'll find white peach, a little gun flint reduction and a gentle and fragrant nuttiness present in all of the 2022 Mac Forbes Chardonnays tasted for this year's guide. It's textured and mouth-filling on the palate, becoming taut with a fine vein of acidity on the reasonably long finish." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

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