92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Mac Forbes’s Pinot, like many of his wines, walks a line between highly gluggable and serious food wine. Gentle, downright pretty aromas of rhubarb, watermelon and cherry find more complexity thanks to waves of white pepper and savory spices. Faint currents of something mineral and smoky wash ashore. Lightweight, it shimmers with crystalline fruit and is buoyed by gentle but slightly austere tannins. Then, another wave of red fruit laps on the finish. The juxtaposition between sensations works beautifully." *Editors’ Choice*
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Yarra Valley Pinot blends declassified barrels from each of winery's single vineyard wines: Coldstream, Woori Yallock, Yarra Junction, Seville, Wesburn and Hoddles Creek, and four clones. Ten percent whole bunch, and partial foot stomped, this spent up to 30 days on skins, before 11 months in oak prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Earthy cherry, raspberry, moss, whiffs of tobacco swell with an easy rise to the finely pepper smoked, spiced finish. Bright acid, tannins are whisper fine, more a suggestion to house the slight body. Twelve degrees alcohol, this is best with a light chill.