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Tantalus Pinot Noir Reservetext
91POINTS
16¾/20

Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaImpressive packaging in this inaugural Reserve Pinot Noir, from the gold Dempsey Bob mask on the label to the soft, long wax on the capsule. The wine is a barrel selection from their top parcels centered on clone 667, complemented by smaller parcels of our Clone 115 and 828. Forty percent whole cluster, entire native fermented, this spent 16 months in French oak (30 percent new) before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dusky, textural and forest-led, with perfumed dark plum, black cherry, wild blackberry, lifted with pretty raspberry blossoms and seated with fine, firm tannins. The finish is lengthy with sun ripened blackberry dusted with peppercorns. This is a confident, elegant pinot, ripe though handled with a light touch, distinctly Tantalus, and highly impressive. 100 cases made.Tasted: 27 June 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 60.95 winery direct Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 119589UPC: 626990189978