The warmest sub-region that Mac works with and thus always the first to be picked. Relative to the other Pinots, this is the most generous of the bunch, with slightly more fruit sweetness up front than the others possess. Despite the primary red fruit up front (dried strawberry, red cherry etc), the second half of the palate is much more savoury and linear. A clean wash of acid brings real energy to the wine, while some wet autumnal leaf and undergrowth tones bring the complexity. The tannin at the back is fine yet present, with a chalky texture and lightly drying finish. This is the most appropriate wine of this release to drink from an early age. – Ches Cook, FWC.