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Tantalus Blanc de Noirtext
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16¾/20

Tantalus Blanc de Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis special Blanc de Noirs comes from a single estate block of 1985 planted clone 93 pinot noir. The grapes were native fermented in barriques and puncheons, and the wine rested 7 months on lees before transferring into bottle for secondary ferment, and 22 more months on lees. This was disgorged in March 2021 with 6 g/L of still 2018 Pinot Noir. Fresh and youthful with bright cherry, raspberry, almond, patisserie on a creamy palate, buoyed with frisky acidity and finishing with lingering stony spices. There's a lovely grippy texture throughout, keeping this interesting on the palate, and a favourite for food pairings. A singular wine, as ever, and worth seeking out.Tasted: 19 May 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 31.30 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 773812UPC: 626990189909