Mac Forbes

Mac Forbes

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2012


Pale lemon color. Medium intensity nose grassy, gunpowder, grapefruit, fennel, gooseberry, slightly creamy. A little reduced (screwcap) lacking complexity — a day ago

Mac Forbes

RS 8 Strathbogie Ranges Riesling 2018

Definitely a unique style of Riesling on display here. Bold and confident with beautiful, exotic fruit on the nose. The fuller bodied palate perfectly balances a dash of sweetness with zingy acidity and tasteful oak. Impressive at $35.

More info: Small plot two hours north of Melbourne in the town of Caveat. The vineyard is a pure granite shelf at 2000 feet elevation. (Obviously) 8 g/l RS with 8.9 g/l TA. Unfined. Matured in oak on the lees. 3360 bottles.
— 3 years ago

Château Roc de Cambes

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend

My favourite Cotes de Bourg wine & after having the yummy 2010 & 14 recently I wondered if a 19 year old top vintage @ £98 would hold well & yes it sure didly 😉 88 points from Parker 🤣 but not worth it’s hefty price tag 🤑

🐮 Paired w/ Mrs Es Fillet 🥩 mac 🧀 & 🥔 😍 scroll for pics ⏩

📍 Chateau Roc de Cambes 2000

🏵 93 points

🍇 Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon

🍷 Deep opaque ruby w/ a think brown edge

👃 Soft alluring smoked oak through damson, mashed black berries & raspberry bathed in damp soggy earth, mineral rocks, hint of cherry, herbs, mocha & dirty liquorice

👄 Med smooth silky body of earthy blackberry, red cherry & raspberry w/ a light tone of blackcurrant, minerals, mocha & a flick of liquorice

🎯 Med earthy ground mocha driven red & black fruit linger w/ a stone mineral linger
— 5 years ago

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Mac Forbes

Wesburn Pinot Noir 2016

Light cherry red in colour. Cherry and raspberry together with a jubey confectionery note on the nose and palate. On the palate “bigger” than your normal Yarra Vally Pinot. Winemaking Notes: 10% whole bunch, partially de-stemmed - a portion foot stomped. Open fermenters - matured for 12 months in old oak. Indigenous yeast; No filtration, no fining. — 10 months ago

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Mac Forbes

Wesburn Yarra Valley Chenin Blanc 2017

Perfect fruit and earth balance. No heaviness on the palate. The nose is very Loire. — 3 years ago

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Mac Forbes

RS19 Strathbogie Ranges Riesling 2017

Ripping acidity balancing out the off dry sweetness. Tennis balls and apples. Delicious. — 4 years ago

Vision Cellars

Pinot Noir 2018

Hey, Delectable— this is the Visions 2018 North Coast Pinot, but the ID wasn’t available.

Unabashedly ripe and warm, but with a distinctive umami flavor (hoisin sauce?) that I’m really digging. Black cherry, black plum and even blue fruit on the nose and palette. Lovely satiny texture. Medium + finish.

Hedonistic in the way you’d expect from a winemaker mentored by the Wagners, but the suppleness and umami notes make this wine stand out in a sea of north coast Pinot Noir, and the absence of new oak lets the fruit do the taking. Perfect with chicken lettuce wraps and haricot verts smothered in Madeira mushroom cream sauce.

Owner/founder, Mac Macdonald, has been making his own California Pinot Noir for more than 25 vintages now and it shows. Side note: he’s also one of the better story tellers in the biz.

Initially sampled as part of a tasting with the
#AAAV (Association of African American Vintners) and took the bottle home.
— 3 years ago

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Looks like I need to get one of these to try!

McPrice Myers

Larner Vineyard Syrah 2016

2016 Vintage. 14.8% Alcohol. Wow wine even at it’s youth. Big fruit and complexity. Long finish. Best Mac wine yet IMO. — 5 years ago

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