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Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir Vertical Pack

Yarra Valley, VIC

A limited-edition vertical six-pack featuring six vintages of the stunning Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir.

$405.00$375.00

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About

About The Pack

The Coldstream vineyard is the lowest, and therefore the warmest Pinot Noir vineyard that falls under the wing of Mac Forbes.

Planted in 1997 at just 110m above sea level, Coldstream is a western-facing single vineyard planted over grey loam on clay.

With the warm afternoon sun ripening the Pinot Noir through harvest, this is the most generous and open of the Mac Forbes single vineyard Pinot Noirs on release.

However, as with all of Mac's Pinot Noir expressions, the tension and structure imbued into the wine through his hands give it great potential for ageing.

Here you can see a rare vertical collection of wines from this site. Spanning six vintages from 2011, this is mixed pack is available exclusively at Different Drop.

2018 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

92+ points

"Strawberries and spice, mulch and savoury things. Sappy, red fruit, very nervy, old school Yarra feel in a way, autumnal but with bright acidity, some dried herb, slightly sour-edged finish of good length. Brisk. Perhaps a little ascetic in nature, but I like it."

- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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2017 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

93 points

"Orange rind, fennel seeds, squishy strawberries, mint and spice. It’s juicy, sappy, plump red fruits touched up with juniper and orange zest, supple powdery tannin, tang and length. It’s ‘house style’, as such, but a bit more playful and bouncy. Like it."

- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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2016 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

90 points

"A light, mouthwatering, undergrowthy pinot noir with sweet-sour cherry flavours and positive traces of briar, almost bitter but not quite. A twiggy pinot noir. Firm lines of both tannin and acid. Still building."

- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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2014 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

93 points

"Serious smelling. Red cherries, nutmeg, rose petals, sweet spice. Cloud of scent. Sloshes around the palate well then finds some nip and tuck with crisp acidity and fine tannins. Fresh through the finish, almost watery in loose knit acidity, but not quite. It’s a guzzler. Delicious."

- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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2013 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

93 points

"Oh Mac! Almosty chocolaty, you naughty devil. Dark cherry, flicker of mint and exotic spices, mineral inflection. Medium bodied, juicy cherry, well bedded acidity, nice spread of silty tannin, acidity feels a little citrussy on the finish, which does not quite sail like the other wines from the 2013 vintage, though does go all right. Tasty."

- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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2011 Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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