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2015 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

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2015 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
The pale-pink colour here is typical of both the light hand of Mac Forbes and the cooler vintage on offer; it shows a fine array of wild red berry fruits on the nose amid gentle meaty notes and oak spice. The palate is a bright, juicy and tangy red fruit style with strawberry flavour, fine tannins and good length, despite considerable elegance.
Good Wine Guide 2013
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This regional amalgam of Yarra Valley pinot is a light cherry-red in colour, and shows bright and elegant raspberry and strawberry fruits, some bracken and sappy notes, and hints of spice - very pure, and quite fragrant too. The palate's crisp and crunchy, with strawberry and wild raspberry fruit flavours and a lithe, juicy acid crunch. Impressive and composed style and length.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Showing some meaty oak deployment as a young wine, this has swirling fragrance and lift, strawberries, cool red fruits and plenty of fragrant spice. The palate follows the same path: strawberries and toasty oak interplay through fine, musky tannins. Finishes with alluring softness.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A similarly light-bodied wine, the colour fractionally more advanced, the flavours a little more savoury, the palate a touch longer.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Light-bodied, fine and delicate; Mac Forbes' time at Mount Mary evident in the elegant, understated style of these wines; the finish has considerable length and thrust.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A fine, elegant wine with lots of spice and earthy tones; nice weight and texture, and certainly light-bodied; long and savoury on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Mac Forbes has a knack for working meaty barrel-derived complexity into his pinots. There's a lot going on: charcuterie, sausage meats and smoked cherry fruits, complex stuff indeed! Ripe cherries and some briary complexity on the palate, cedary oak, plenty of soft chewy tannin, and a supple alluring finish. A serious regional wine.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A pretty wine, seemingly effortlessly achieved; brightly flavoured red fruits, with good line and balance; made with a gentle touch
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007

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