To say we like Tantalus wines would be an understatement but there is a caveat. They sell out way too quickly. So if you wish to give an excellent wine to the wine lover on your holiday list this year you better act fast before this one is also sold out!
Tantalus Vineyards was founded on the belief that exceptional wines made from a single vineyard of outstanding pedigree would capture the imagination and palates of those seeking authenticity and a sense of place.
Our personally recommended Tantalus wine is one of their most current releases. An excellent Pinot Noir.
2016 Pinot Noir
A wonderful dark garnet colour, this wine exhibits a fantastic balance between fruit concentration and savoury complexity. Aromas of bakers spice, cedar and red rose complemented by bright red fruit notes of blackberry and plum.
The palate is concentrated with a dense fruit core indicative of the vintage with Bing cherry, red plums and black currant present. The structure is broad and firm with a grip of young wine tannins that release into a lifted, buoyant texture.
All sourced from our single vineyard estate, select Pinot Noir blocks were handpicked and vinified in small lots using 100% wild fermentation. The small batches were then placed into a selection of new (30%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 16 months and blended, unfined and unfiltered, just prior to bottling. Although enjoyed in its youth we see this wine aging gracefully over the next 7 to 10 years.
Tasting notes and images courtesty of Tantalus. I received a complimentary bottle of wine to facilitate this feature.