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Mac Forbes Pinor Noir Yarra Valley 2008

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Yarra Valley Mac Forbes was born and raised in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Mac has had broad range of jobs across Australia, France (mainly Burgundy) Italy, Portugal and Austria. Influences of the late John Middleton (Mac held position of winemaker at Mount Mary), Dirk Niepoort (Niepoort wines, Portugal) and Mac’s consultancy in Austria (2004-2008 in Carnuntum) that has helped Mac define his own Euro inspired style. The grapes are sourced from four vineyards; Steels Creek, Dixon's, Woori, Yarra Glen, Coldstream and aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Wine Advocate scored this elegant red 89 points saying “It gives a pretty perfume of roses and violets with some strawberries and dried herbs. In the mouth this medium-bodied wine is very crisp, elegant and fresh with very soft tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013.”

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Mac Forbes Wines:
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. ... Read more
Mac Forbes isn't afraid to push the boundaries of cool climate viticulture and winemaking. Eight small vineyards (Yarra Valley and Strathbogie Ranges) are hand tended with the focus being plant and soil health. This respect for soil, vine and environment continues in the winery where fruit balance, purity and minimal inputs are considered paramount in allowing for maximum vineyard expression. Winemaking is old fashioned and thoughtful with each parcel of fruit handled separately. The Yarra Valley comprises a number of sub-regions, providing a platform for pinot noir, chardonnay, syrah and cabernets. The elevated Strathbogie Ranges is cool and dry growing some of the most pure and distinctive riesling in the world. Read less

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Source: WineExpress.com
12/20/2011

Yarra Valley Mac Forbes was born and raised in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Mac has had broad range of jobs across Australia, France (mainly Burgundy) Italy, Portugal and Austria. Influences of the late John Middleton (Mac held position of winemaker at Mount Mary), Dirk Niepoort (Niepoort wines, Portugal) and Mac’s consultancy in Austria (2004-2008 in Carnuntum) that has helped Mac define his own Euro inspired style. The grapes are sourced from four vineyards; Steels Creek, Dixon's, Woori, Yarra Glen, Coldstream and aged in French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. The Wine Advocate scored this elegant red 89 points saying “It gives a pretty perfume of roses and violets with some strawberries and dried herbs. In the mouth this medium-bodied wine is very crisp, elegant and fresh with very soft tannins and a long finish. Drink it now to 2013.”



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