Drake Samson Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012

A collaboration between Mac Forbes and Matthew Dunne. I have always liked the Mac Forbes style – crisp elegance, red fruits, cherries, strawberries – and this wine delivers this in spades. Great finesse with a perfectly balanced clean finish. This is not an extracted black monster that resembles shiraz or a new world gamay. Purity with hints of subtle forest floor, sour cherries and perfect acid balance. Precise and concise. Drinks well now – but will maybe benefit from a few months to resolve the fine tannins. Delicious. 93/100
Pinot 2012