Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2012



Okanagan Valley - British Columbia

Grape Variety - 100% Riesling

Wine Details - Year after year this remains one of BC's cult rieslings, garnering love from locals and afar (Jancis Robinson among them). In contrast to Tantalus' young, juicy riesling release, this is a mature, serious and structured model, built for aging. They pack a lot of concentration into this focussed, structured form

Tasting Note -  Sun gold in colour, aromas of warm beeswax, granny smith apple and citrus peel leap from the glass. The palate is focused and intense with concentrated notes of preserved lemon, pithy marmalade and sour candies. Hints of minerality and a creamy meyer lemon curd character are beginning to emerge as a result of the wine’s two-year cellaring time before release. The finish is long and dry with a bright, textured acidity – the signature calling card of this wine each year.

What the Experts Say

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

"I was seriously impressed, however, by several dry Rieslings, not least those of Tantalus in BC". Jancis Robinson



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