These single vineyard wines are now held back longer at the winery before release compared to previous years. An extra 8 months in fact. It seems to really benefit the wines, with a touch more generousity evident and a bit more primary fruit on dispaly. That being said, Mac's Chardonnays are inherently zippy, tangy and chiseled. It's part of their DNA. This has a real whip of energy through it with crackling acidity, lemon pith, sherbert and a nutty, mealy and layered back palate. Like the Hoddles Creek Chardonnay, it will add some weight with some time in the cellar. It's a wine to be patient with and that's where the rewards will come. - Ches Cook, FWC.
Mac paid us a visit last week, and given vintage finished for him about three months ago, he likely had some time on his hands. Lemon/lime, delivers plenty of mid-palate flavour, despite being a fairly bony wine. Almond, green olive pip, a fresh vigorous, skinsy texture with nut cream richness adding some flesh, closing out with super length. Excellent. Time will be kind. Drink 2023-2030+. 95 Points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.