is backordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.
The nose is classic Chardonnay with aromas of jasmine, Fuji apple, lemon rind and fresh oyster shell. The palate is lush and full with a wonderfully bright acidity. Lemon verbena, crushed oats, quince paste with toasty almond and butter notes are all wrapped up with a hallmark Tantalus minerality.
All sourced from our single vineyard estate, our young gun Chardonnay block was handpicked and vinified in small lots using entirely wild fermentation. The wine was crafted in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, this ensured the purity of the fruit was maintained with just a wisp of oak present. At only 6 years old, this young vineyard is already showing incredible potential and we are very excited to see the site evolve and develop over the next 20 years.
89 points - Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
You need deep pockets to create wines made from young vines because it takes as much work or more to make them, and while they may have purity of flavour, complexity doesn’t come easy. At Tantalus the juveniles, or youngest blocks of vines, go into this wine.
The palate is full of bright acidity and soft creamy lemon verbena flavours with a leesy, crushed oats undercurrent. As impressive as last year, and with vines a mere six years old we can expect much more to come from this site. Chill this one down for best results now and serve with simply prepared seafood dishes.