Steven Spurrier recommends wines from British Columbia in the month's Decanter magazine

In this month’s Decanter magazine, acclaimed wine writer Steven Spurrier has written about the quality and promise of the wines from British Columbia in his monthly article. Steven visited BC last year, and as with other wine writers such as Jancis Robinson, Fiona Beckett, Jane Anson and Jamie Goode, he was hugely enthusiastic about the outstanding quality of wines made from the region.

Within the article we are delighted that Steven recommends six wines currently supplied by Tour de Force wines. Details of the wines that Steven recommends and his tasting notes can be found below - 





Tantalus, Old Vines Riesling 2012

"Fine clarity of fruit on the nose and palate. Great typicity here with a refreshing limey, lifted finish"



Le Vieux Pin Cuvee Violette Syrah 2013



"With just 2% Rousanne added, this shows the feminine side of Syrah. As opposed to the winery’s top cuvee, the masculine Equinoxe. This is an elegant and site-specific with a finely grained texture"


 Le Vieux Pin AVA 2014

"A blend of 50% Viognier with Rousanne and Marsanne, vreated by Severine Pinte-Kosaka from france’s Languedoc. All white flowers and very Rhone-ish"


 La Stella Fortissimo 2013

"With 16% Sangiovese added o a Bordeaux blend, this shows lovely mid-palate fruit, Old World elegance and grippy finish. Good for the cellar"


 Tantalus Pinot Noir 2012

"Damson and black cherry fruit from a cool year, showing natural vigour, good oak and fien vineyard expression. A fine future"


For full details of the article, please see Decanter's August 2016 edition or click on the link here -