Post House Stamp of Chenin

Code: AA1892
£16.75
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The Post House Cellars derives its name from the small Post Office which used to serve the local missionary community of Raithby (which presumably derived its name from the village just south of the Lincolnshire Wolds, near Spilsby) and which is now the winery office and residence.  The farm, which is in the picturesque area between the towns of Sommerset West and Stellenbosch, was bought by the Gebers familly in 1981 and systematically planted with vines, the fruit from which was sold to the local co-operative.  It was only in 1996 that a couple of experimental barrels of their own wine were made by Nick Gebers, and were an instant hit with the critics; since when the winery has been going from strength to strength, producing rich, characterful wines known for both power and finese.

The Stamp of Chenin shows plenty of oak on the nose, with a burst of ripe fruit coming through.  The palate is really creamy but still fresh, with a lovely, rounded vanilla toffee character from the oak, subtle apricot and lime fruit and a long, clinging to the inside of the mouth kind of finish.  Lovely, serious food wine.