2019 RS3 Riesling, Mac Forbes

While Riesling in Australia is most associated with the Clare and Eden valleys in South Australia, Mac Forbes is making some brilliant examples from the Strathboogie ranges to the east, in Victoria. Mac is one of our favourite wine makers, crafting wines that impress with their clarity and terroir definition, and his Rieslings are the hidden gems of his range. The number on the label is the Residual Sugar here - no one that we know of releases as much information about their wines as Mac - and this, the 2019 RS3 is bone dry, with incredibly vibrant acidity, wonderful minerality, and a long and pure finish. It demonstrates what a brilliant winemaker Mac is.

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2019 RS3 Riesling, Mac Forbes
Mac Forbes

One of Australia’s brightest stars, with five-star approval from James Halliday, Mac Forbes has moved beyond being “one to watch”. He’s a producer to follow keenly. His first taste of winemaking was as a backpacker-cum-grape picker in France. After graduating from the famed winemaking course at the University of Adelaide, he consulted for estates including Penfolds and Niepoort in the Douro. He makes “honest wines that reflect extraordinary sites”, and his plots in Yarra Valley are carefully chosen and cultivated for their potential to produce expressive wines of stunning balance.

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