John Forrest ‘Collection’ Chardonnay 2013-2011, Pinot Noir 2014 and 2013, and Syrah 2014

30-Aug-2018

Growing wine since the late 1980s, John and Brigid Forrest are among the most experienced producers in Marlborough and indeed New Zealand. John’s scientific training and outlook have enabled him to make very successful wines from fruit from their home base in Marlborough, and from Hawke’s Bay, the Waitaki Valley and Central Otago where they have vineyards. Over the years, John has identified how different varieties perform best in different regions and sub-regions, and this led to the creation of the Forrest’s flagship tier, the John Forrest ‘Collection’, which are the bottlings of the best matched varieties to the best vineyards, in exceptional vintages. The first releases were the 2004s, and they have amply demonstrated the highest quality and best style interpretations by John for the varieties and the regions. The quantity is limited, with each release across the wines totalling around 2,000 cases. Here, I review a selection of John Forrest ‘Collection’ wines, Chardonnays 2013-2011, Pinot Noir 2014 and 2013, and Syrah 2014. www.forrest.co.nz


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Wairau Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2013
  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Wairau Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2012
  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Wairau Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2011
  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2014
  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Waitaki Valley North Otago Pinot Noir 2013
  • John Forrest ‘Collection’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2014

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