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Tantalus Riesling
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16½/20

Tantalus Riesling 2016

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2016 hails a return to an earlier streamline form for the flagship Tantalus riesling, one of BC's cult wines. This comes from various estate blocks, including the initial 1978 plantings. The blocks were harvested over a two-month period, fermented in stainless and then blended and bottled the following spring. Joyously and confidently off-dry, with ample pulpy lime, pear, tangerine blossom and a stony mineral cut. There's a stream of juicy acidity that flows along the gently cushioned palate to the bright, pithy finish. Well done. The 17.3 g/l of residual sugar are effectively struck off against 10.1 g/l of total acidity keeping the wine electric. A serious bargain you can serve with just about anything you can imagine.Tasted: 04 July 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.91 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 802280UPC: 626990067412