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Tantalus Pinot Noir Reservetext
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16¾/20

Tantalus Pinot Noir Reserve 2018

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis elegant, small-lot Reserve Pinot Noir, the 4th release of the cuvée, pays a fitting tribute to the legacy of its label artist, Dempsey Bob. This is built on their 18 rows of Dijon clone 667, complemented by a small portion of Clone 37 wine that was a highlight in barrel. This was native fermented with 50% whole bunch, before resting 15 months in French oak (40% new). It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Sappy wild plum, black raspberries, autumnal violets are stretched long across the lengthy, slender palate, shaped by grippy, well integrated tannins, and finishing with a seasoning of pink peppercorn and ample mineral salts. Quite elegant, this is drinking well now but still has some youthful tannin to shed over the next couple of years.Tasted: 19 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 65.22 winery online/direct Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 119589UPC: 626990189978