The Sexton Pinot Noir is wonderfully intricate: notes of wild blackberry, dried mushroom,
mulberry bush with braised plum, cinnamon stick and sour cherry. Its focused and fine
tannins are assisted by judicious Burgundian oak treatment.
"A hint of development in the colour; the bouquet is expressive with nuances of spice behind the dark plum fruit; the palate has good texture and mouthfeel, foresty notes adding interest; good length."
Australian Wine Companion
"Light, bright red. Assertive red and dark berries on the aromatic nose, with notes of rose and Asian spices coming up with air. Juicy, finely etched red berry flavors gain weight on the back and display good spicy bite. Tangy and impressively pure wine with excellent finishing clarity."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2008 Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir receives a proportion of whole bunches and some barrel fermentation followed by 12 months maturation in barriques, 35% new, leaving the wine on its lees for as long as possible. It reveals a bright pale to medium ruby color and aromas of ripe cherry, coffee, cooked beets and underbrush. Crisp with a low to medium level of very fine tannins, this is a moderately concentrated, juicy Pinot with a long finish. Around 2000 cases produced, this is one for drinking now or cellaring through 2017.
The Wine Advocate