Mac Forbes loves to tinker with new blends in his EB range. Last year was Nebbiolo/Pinot, this year is Pinot/Syrah. This meeting of varieties was made famous in the Hunter Valley where some of the country’s greatest wines were made half a century ago. Mac brings the blend to the Yarra with great results. The richness and spiciness of the Syrah, the prettiness of the Pinot, the varieties get along brilliantly. Slippery, spicy, floral and delicious, this is one experiment that has definitely paid dividends for Mac.
2015 Vintage. 12.5% alc/vol. 750ml Bottles.
If you love premium and artisanal Australian wine, Mac Forbes is a name you need to know. He’s not only one of the country’s most talented winemakers, but he’s one of the most influential spokesmen for promoting the concept of Australian ‘terroir’, believing that wine should represent a time and a place.
Mac specialises in single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet from the Yarra Valley. His wines are delicate and finely etched, characterised by subtlety and grace.
His Pinot Noirs are fine-boned, Chardonnays are loved by those who look for fruit purity rather than winemaking artifice in the variety, his array of off-dry Rieslings from the Strathboogie Ranges are some of the country’s most unique.
And his ever-expanding range of experimental wines is a treasure-trove for the curious drinker.