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Tantalus Chardonnay
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16½/20

Tantalus Chardonnay 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Tantalus Chardonnay is their number one white wine label, more intense than The Bear, grown on younger vines. The attack is attention-getting with a bright splash of citrus and minerality with notes of green apples, pears, wet stones all with a touch of flint. The finish is reasonably lean with spice and some toasted oak poking through the back end. Food-friendly and ready to drink but this will keep for three years or more under screwcap. The original plantings of the Oppenheim clone went in the ground in 1985, followed by younger components of Dijon clones, planted in 2007 and 2013. After a native ferment, it's aged ten months in oak barriques and puncheons, 30 percent new. Impressive style.Tasted: 25 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.83 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 114884UPC: 626990067405