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Mac Forbes Pinot Noir
91POINTS
16¾/20

Mac Forbes Pinot Noir 2018

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AustraliaPouring a beauty cloudy pale raspberry hue, this is Mac Forbes' overview of Yarra, blending multiple clones, and declassified barrels from some of their single vineyard wines: Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, and Hoddles Creek. This was 20% whole bunch, on skins for 3 weeks, native fermented, and then into older oak for 11 months before bottling unfined and unfiltered. Wild strawberry, young raspberry, worked leather, damp forest moss is kissed with sarsaparilla, dried rosemary and thyme, and scented with light smoke. The light palate is framed with spider web tannins to the trailing finish. A delicate pinot best enjoyed with a light chill, a plate of fresh raw / cured salmon, or wild mushroom toastie.Tasted: 27 September 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 36.00 private wine shops Producer: Mac ForbesDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 190655