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Tantalus Rieslingtext
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16¾/20

Tantalus Riesling 2020

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRetasted a couple of months along, the 2020 is just growing in the bottle with drinkability. This, their flagship riesling, is a BC classic for a very good reason. From plots around their Kelowna estate vineyard, including some dating back to their 1978 old vine plantings, this was harvested in two batches (Oct 7 and 23), whole bunch pressed, with each parcel fermented separately in stainless before being blended. Marmalade, tangerine, flood the juicy, mouthwatering palate, taut with lime pith and peel, and fragrant with lime blossoms and white pepper over a creamy, lees-lined bed of river stones. This is one worth stocking up on and trying to hold some back (but you probably can't because it's smashable). 15.18 g/L RS, 9.15 TA.Tasted: 14 October 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 22.61 winery online/direct, select private retailers, BCLS Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 802280UPC: 626990067412