2023 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir
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2023 Mac Forbes Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$37. 99
$455.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2024-2028)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Dark red core with black toned edges and a vibrant light red hue. The nose features a perfumed aromatic profile of violets, sour to red cherries, winter strawberries and anise followed by hints of clove, fresh herbs and spice. Fresh and energised the savoury palate features sour to red cherry and winter strawberry fruits over a back drop of anise, clove, infusions of Mediterranean herbs and spicy earth. Lively acidity and polished tannins with a bright sour to red cherry fruited finish.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews…..
A blend of eight vineyards. Whole bunches (20%) matured in seasoned barriques and some puncheons. A light, bright crimson. Redolent of red cherries, blood oranges and spice. The palate is youthful and brightly fruited, with discreet yet crunchy tannins adding subtle grip. Drink by 2028.
93 Points
Philip Rich – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

Clay loams with some granite, from around the Yarra Valley. Mac is a bit off red volcanic soils for his wines. I asked him about vintage 2023, and he offers “I fucking love it. Cool, small yields and wet. But good substance. Slow run to ripeness. And maybe the best vintage to date for us.” To paraphrase. Beautiful floral rosy/violet perfume, leaps out of the glass. Red fruit, red cherry, a good amount of flavour, fine acidity, light soft chew to crushed rock tannin, lively on the finish and long too. What a delight. This wine really delivers the goods. It’s pure Pinot Noir. Drink 2024-2032+
94 Points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front