2020 Dexter Black Label Chardonnay

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Rich and creamy premium Chardonnay offering from the Mornington Peninsula.



Rated 5.0 stars
1 Review
A striking wine, and I like its oxidative sort of non-fruity style too. Very adult. And excellent.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Tod Dexter certainly knows how to make Chardonnay shine - after all, it's one of the two varieties Dexter specialise in.

This is their premium offering, and it's filled with richness and complexity, a stellar wine for all lovers of a creamy Chardonnay.

Only produced in spectacular vintages, the Black Label Chardonnay boasts all the good stuff you'd expect to find inside. Flavours and fragrances of citrus, lashings of beautiful French oak, and a silky texture from full malolactic fermentation and lees ageing. The acidity keeps it all in check, giving a beautifully balanced drop. Marvellous.

About Dexter

Those with a penchant for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Mornington Peninsula will most likely have had a wine by Tod Dexter.

It may have been under the Stonier label, it may have been under Yabby Lake; regardless, it would have been memorable. Dexter is his own.

Tod and his wife Debbie planted this east-west vineyard in Merricks back in 1987 and have been making their own wines from it for over a decade.

The Dexter vineyard
The Dexter vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Hand picked Bernard 76 and 277 Chardonnay was gently whole bunch pressed into a tank oxidatively. Before transfer into French oak puncheons, the tank was mixed to ensure all solids were taken to Puncheon (10% new, 90% third and fourth use). 100% completed MLF and was left on yeast lees until it was transferred to tank to prepare for bottling. The wine was bottled 10 months after harvest.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Tod Dexter
Winemaker Tod Dexter
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Golden colour. Perfumed, some mint too, nuts, honey, cinnamon and cedar, grapefruit and white nectarine. It’s tight and fine, bright in citrus acidity, but supple too, powdery texture, saline and nutty, with a very long finish. A striking wine, and I like its oxidative sort of non-fruity style too. Very adult. And excellent." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

The Real Review

"A light and vibrant straw-yellow colour. Aromas of white peach, oyster shell, and bacon fat all lift from the glass. The palate shows a wonderful tension of restrained intensity and focus. White-peach fruit, lemon balm herbals, roasted nut notes and a saline minerality all vying for attention. A fine net of acidity allows movement but retains control and drives it incredibly long to the finish. A wine that will offer reward for many years to come. " - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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    Rated 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Highest quality Chardonnay on the peninsula

    Extremely balanced oak treatment meant the fruit shine through - nectarine, peach, brilliant line of acid. High quality and worth the price.

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