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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling
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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis remains one of BC's cult rieslings year in and out, with heady local and international acclaim (including Jancis Robinson). The Old Vines Riesling is from 1978 estate heritage blocks, farmed sustainably and cropped low, able to take the challenges of the 2013 vintage in stride. Lime pith, green apple and subtle eraser aromas concentrate on the focused palate, one driven by taut acidity and layered with potent lemongrass, wild herbs, citrus pith and river stone minerality. A chalky grip gives savoury structure, while ringing and juicy high acidity brings joy. White grapefruit lingers on the lengthy, dry finish. This is a wine built for age, be patient and try at five year intervals through 2030.Tasted: 11 March 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 specialty listing Producer: Tantalus VineyardsCSPC: 651901UPC: 626990054689