The Centenary Block is the oldest block on the Post Office Vineyard and are well over 110 years old. Their age results in very low yields producing very high quality grapes. This wine being made in only exceptional years and in very limited quantities. The 2017 vintage was the hottest year on record and delivered near perfect ripening conditions. This wine displays red cherry and raspberry aromas, with hints of black pepper and cloves, carry through to the palate with savoury oak resulting in a long, complex finish.
The 2017 vintage will be regarded as a great Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage. After some spring and early summer rains, the vines were healthy and had plenty of foliage. Very dry and hot summer conditions with temperatures over 40 degrees meant the tannin and flavour profile of the fruit was allowed to fully mature.
10-15 years in optimal conditions.
Deep red with hints of a purple hue.
Red cherries and mulberry fruits with cloves and savory spice.
Intense mulberry and black cherry fruit core with complex savoury spice. Underlying oak gives this wine structure with soft and silky tannins.