Ranked #1 of 57 Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula 2019. The Real Review.
Tod Dexter is a very experienced Mornington Peninsula winemaker best know for his roles at Yabby Lake and Stonier. 'Dexter' is, of course, his personal side project. As you can expect Tod always has the inside running on the best fruit sources in the region.
The Dexter Vineyard is in a small east/west valley. The evening sea breezes from Port Phillip Bay, Westernport Bay and Bass Strait helps moderate the local climate. The vineyard was set out to maximise its qualities and specific site. Planted on the north facing slope, it allows for maximum sunlight interception.
RANKED #1 of 57 of 2019 Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula. The Real Review. "Bright, medium to deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is meaty/charcuterie-like and spicy, earthy, smoky, while the palate is quite full-bodied for a Mornington pinot and it fills the entire mouth, resonating long on the aftertaste. There are plenty of tannins which are supple and fine-grained, the finish persisting long with savoury characteristics. An ample, generous pinot with stacks of flavour, It will richly reward a few years' cellaring too." 96pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
"The Dexter family vineyard was planted in 1987. Tod Dexter himself has 40 years of winemaking experience. I think he must have started making wine at aged 12. Excellent release. Firm, spicy and a touch meaty, in a positive way, with graphite and succulent poached strawberry flavours putting on a confident display. There are mint notes here and a touch of warmth too, along with plum, along with roasted nut. Balance here is key; everything here feels poised and placed with care. It’s a lovely drink now but it will age." 94pts - Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front