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Tantalus Chardonnay Reservetext
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16¾/20

Tantalus Chardonnay Reserve 2018

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2018 is the first release of Reserve Chardonnay, and I am impressed. The aim was complexity, always an admirable goal in fine wine, and they can check that off the list. The nose is a mix of green apple, butter, lees, and vanilla with a subtle toasty undercurrent. It is medium-weight with a fresh lemon undercoating, with almonds, toasty vanilla, and creamy, leesy textures on the palate. The fruit comes from a single block of estate vines and spends ten months in French oak. Just a baby, I would age this two to three more years in a bottle to allow it to expand fully. A promising start for this new label — expected release in Spring 2021.Tasted: 30 May 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 49.99 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 112444UPC: 626990332077