2019 Dexter Chardonnay
Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. Elevated white peach and nectarine aromas combine with light dried honey, biscuity oak, citrusy nougat and gun flint notes. An energetic burst of white peach and nectarine fruits is layered across the palate with great intensity. Faint notions of dried honey, light biscuity oak, traces of nougat and infusions of gun flint sit underneath. Dry fresh finish. Understated in its power its builds incrementally into a long refined and flinty aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
The bright straw-green hue heralds a beautifully handled wine. The fragrant bouquet of fused fruit and oak is increased on the harmonious, perfectly balanced palate. There's ultimate detail to the wine, with white peach all the way through to the finish and aftertaste. Drink by 2030.
James Halliday – Top 100 2020
Tod Dexter grows and makes fantastic chardonnay. The power here, the length. This really does strut its stuff. Peach, brine, cedar wood and nutty spice. Florals and flint too. It explodes from about the mid palate onwards and soars authoritatively through the finish. Super. Drink by 2028.
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front