Mac Forbes Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Coldstream 2010
171 dozen made. Located in the heart of the Yarra on the compact mudstone soils of Mount Mary, opposite St Huberts. This is the warmest Pinot vineyard in the portfolio. West-southwest facing, this vineyard is generally the most fruit forward and the first to be picked. It is a wine of plump ripe, fruit and yet good underlying structure. The vineyard was planted in 1999 with MV6 on Swarzmann rootstock and we have witnessed this wine get better and better each year. As always the 2010 is immediately more open and appealing at a young age with a darker, deeper fruit spectrum than the previous two wines. There are more dark plums and ripe cherry notes on the nose. The palate is mid weight, silken and supple in texture with plenty of red and black fruited goodness, a dusting of spicy tannins and a savoury edge twist. It's perhaps the most vocal of Mac 2010's for the moment.
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This wine is where New World meets Old World. Winemaker Mac Forbes has worked hard to create wine with elegance and balance while using a more natural approach, such as using indigenous yeasts and leaving his wines unfiltered. This Pinot is all around delicate with ripe red cherries on the nose and palate, it exudes Old World elegance.
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