2012 Dexter Pinot Noir

imageLoved the 2012 Dexter Chardonnay but I’m less enamoured with this Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir. Part of the reason for that is no doubt attributable to stylistic preference.

Expressively perfumed with ripe maraschino cherries, plums and distinctive blueberries accompanied by a sheen of savoury, cedar oak and a lick of chocolate. Something which reminds me of powdery cosmetics. Pert acidity and grippy tannins carry the plush fruit. Intense and spice laden. By the second day it has developed more complexity and savoury dimensions emerge. Some tamarillo too. The oak (23% new French barriques) will take time to settle regardless. 92

Region: Mornington Peninsula
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $50
Tasted: June 2014


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