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Tantalus Vineyards Riesling Okanagan Valley Vqa 2008

Member Review by zufrieden:

This slightly more distinguished Tantalus offering (vinification tied to a 34 year old block of Riesling) has a smidge more nuanced character than the mainstay product: the nose is showing some aging with notes of gasoline and stewed stone fruit infused with peach cordial. The palate receives a one-two punch of bracing acidity and more stone fruit with zero sweetness. Balance is lacking at the moment as structure is the game here and the wine will last at least another decade in the bottle. Delicious if mouth-puckering, this wine is built for collectors intent on aging a wine to optimality. An Alsatian style with real BC verve. 89 points.

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Tantalus Vineyards:
Tantalus' wine making team consists of two dedicated and talented people. Senior winemaking consultant Jacqueline Kemp comes to us via New Zealand's Central Otago region. She brings with her a passion for making Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Jacqueline received her winemaking degree from Lincoln University NZ and she has since gone on to work multiple vintages in Burgundy, Western Aus... Read more
Tantalus' wine making team consists of two dedicated and talented people. Senior winemaking consultant Jacqueline Kemp comes to us via New Zealand's Central Otago region. She brings with her a passion for making Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Jacqueline received her winemaking degree from Lincoln University NZ and she has since gone on to work multiple vintages in Burgundy, Western Australia and New Zealand. She is the former winemaker for Akarua Winery in Central Otago. David Paterson fills the shoes of Tantalus' production winemaker. He's a Kiwi with a Canadian connection, having been born in Vancouver. David also received his winemaking degree from Lincoln University and he's spent the last several years working vintages at premium wineries in Oregon, New Zealand and Australia. David's former position was production winemaker with Henschke Cellars in South Australia. Our vineyard is managed by Warwick Shaw who holds a viticulture diploma from Okanagan University College. Before joining the wine side of things, Warwick understood the relationship between land and climate, having previously been employed as a field technician in the forestry sector. Warwick is passionate about growing premium quality grapes knowing that the potential for great wine is determined in the vineyard. Jane Hatch is the link between great wine and yourself, overseeing general operations, marketing and sales. An ecologist with a love for wine, she introduces our product to restaurants and wine stores near and far, as well as bringing Tantalus to life for those who drop by our Cellar Door. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,962
3.50 5
06/10/2012

This slightly more distinguished Tantalus offering (vinification tied to a 34 year old block of Riesling) has a smidge more nuanced character than the mainstay product: the nose is showing some aging with notes of gasoline and stewed stone fruit infused with peach cordial. The palate receives a one-two punch of bracing acidity and more stone fruit with zero sweetness. Balance is lacking at the moment as structure is the game here and the wine will last at least another decade in the bottle. Delicious if mouth-puckering, this wine is built for collectors intent on aging a wine to optimality. An Alsatian style with real BC verve. 89 points.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593863,962
3.50 5
02/22/2010

This edition of Tantalus Riesling is very similar to the 2007: lively acidity with some spice and plenty of apple, pear and tropical fruit on the nose. Overall, the balance is better with a bit of residual sugar to offset the tartness. Good BC Riesling and worth cellaring for a few years.




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