This release is a touch softer around the edges compared to the 2017 release. Perhaps it is all the better for it, as the ‘Yarra Valley’ range is intended to be the immediate drinking wines of the Mac Forbes range. There is certainly plenty of enjoyment here: stone fruit character, some green apple and hints of citrus with no obtrusive oak at all visible. Watch this fly out the door. – Ches Cook, FWC.