macforbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2006

macforbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2006

I’ve now had 4 bottles of this wine over the past 6 months and I have come to the conclusion that it is on a downward spiral. I don’t know what is going on with it, but it is not good. It reminds me of how the ’04 Tarrington Pinot went funny too after initially looking very promising. This wine was aromatically quite odd: rhubarb and dry stalks, red cherries, tomato leaf and a chemically edginess that didn’t dissipate. The palate is quite thin, red cherries and acid, a touch of sap and some bitterness on the finish. The fruit is gone, or at least gone into hibernation, and the delicacy that once was there has disappeared.

Rated : 84 Points
Tasted : Sep08
Alcohol : 13.0%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2008 – 2008
Source : Boccaccio Cellars
Website : macforbes

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4 Responses to macforbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2006

  1. Dave says:

    It kind of sounds scalped, but if you’ve had multiple bottles like this its unusual that they have all been. Wierd.

  2. Lincoln says:

    yes, weird. But each bottle has been progressively worse, so I’m wondering if it is a developmental thing…

  3. AK says:

    Linc, I first tried this late last year and it was quite delicious. Aromatic and delicate. We then had a bottle earlier this year, in screwcap, and there was something just not right with it. Metallic. Chemically edgy sounds about right for our bottle too.

  4. Lincoln says:

    Yes, it is not special at the moment, and has been very good in the past. Maybe it will come around….

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