Monday, April 23, 2018

Mac Forbes Wesburn Pinot Noir

Mac Forbes has done a lot to emphasize the terroir of the Yarra Valley. His single vineyard wines come from different altitudes and soils, and this is highlighted. I also like the labeling

; only basic on the front, but a lot of detail on the back, displayed in an easy to read format.

The 2012 Mac Forbes Wesburn Pinot Noir is from a cool site in the Upper Yarra Valley. It is very floral on the nose. It needs a lot of time to open up. I thought I did not need to decant it as a six year old Australian Pinot Noir. How it changed in the glass was astonishing.

Initially it felt lean. The dark cherry flavours  were dominated by minerality and mouth plucking acidity. An hour later, the dark sour cherry flavours were fully developed. Now the wine was full-bodied and elegant, and the tannins had softened.

Score: 93/++

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