“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.