93 Points for 2011 Old Vines Riesling from James Cluer, MW

“Tantalus Vineyards unquestionably produces the very best quality Riesling in the Okanagan valley. The wines are excellent, the team is first class, and the owner has a long term vision and commitment to his beautiful wines. The 2011 Old Vines Riesling is one of my favorites and when pushed I’d rate it 93 points.

I love the apple, citrus and nectarine aromatics that leap out of the glass, underpinned by a steely mineral note. There is some gorgeous fruit ripeness counter-balancing the crisp acidity on the palate, with more pear, apple and lemon flavours. It’s bracing, tight, focused and long, and it’s lip-smacking good. Drink it now with some scallops or BC salmon or age it for another 5+ years and let the complexity unravel. Tantalus Riesling is the bomb.”

See the remainder of James’ coverage on Tantalus on his website – A Fine Vintage Wine Blog.

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