Mac Forbes Coldstream Pinot Noir 2018
As far as subregions of cool-climate Yarra Valley go, Coldstream is actually relatively warm. It’s close to the valley floor and fully soaks up the heat of the afternoon sun. Known for producing more taut, stern styles of Pinot Noir, Mac Forbes’ expression of Coldstream follows suit. The fruit is fragrant and it’s initially tightly wound. But the warmth of the sight is expressed in it’s spice and firm structure. It’s certainly worth waiting for this one to open and relax in the glass.
Born and raised in the Yarra, Mac Forbes is a true champion of the region. Mac is known for his experimental style and the great lengths he goes to to shine a spotlight on the sub regions of the Yarra Valley in a way no one has before. He has emerged as part of an energetic and skilled cohort of Yarra Valley winemakers who are changing Australian wine.