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Tantalus Old Vines Rieslingtext

Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWow. Tantalus has made a name for itself for their rieslings, both the jubilant and joyous young vines, and this, the stately, structural and savoury Old Vines Riesling, from 1978 estate plantings. This is not about fruit, but about place. Savoury is an understatement, with broken stones, pear skin, apricot kernel and ample texture, bracketed by lime pith and currents of acidity. This was fermented to near dry, leaving 8 g/l RS to counter the high acidity. Drinking so well now, but this wine was built for 10+ years. Cellar.Tasted: 06 September 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$30.35750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 179226UPC: 626990067429