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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2013, British Columbia

Rating
92.00
Year
2013
Region
Okanagan Valley
Varietal
Riesling
Food Pairing
Shellfish, young cheeses
Price
$30.35 in B.C.

This is big, powerful riesling from a great B.C. producer. Bracing acidity underscores delectable lime and grapefruit flavours along with notes of spring flowers and crisp peach. Fans of classic Mosel riesling will by impressed by the chalky, wet-stone character, too. Worth cellaring for five years at least (more if you like fine older whites) to build complexity. Great for shellfish, young cheeses or as an apéritif. Available direct, tantalus.ca.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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