Mac Forbes EB14 Nebbiolo 2014
Small batch, experimental wine from Mac Forbes only 804 bottles produced.
'I didn’t know Mac Forbes had his mitts on Nebbiolo in 2014 until the bottle was in front of me. The fruit comes from Maddens Lane in Coldstream. First go at a Nebbiolo for the winemaker with the lovely hair. Wouldn’t be much of the variety in the Yarra Valley, I reckon. There ya go.
Big perfume of tar, char, rose petals, rose water, something rustic. Fits well. In the palate, red fruit, florals, surprising fleshy texture, juiciness, but then, like after burn, the bergamot tea-tannins kick in from a low rumble to a full pucker and you get that the wine is going somewhere. Quite a sinewy feel to finish and the wine gives an impression of complexity. This is a winner.'
- 94 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront