Tantalus, Rosé, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, Canada, 2014, 13.1% abv, C$19

Well, I have finally found a truly tasty one.  It has taken some time, but patience has proved to be a virtue.  The Tantalus 2014 Rosé is delicious. tantalus_Rose_2014-2

Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot Noir, this wine is a medium shade of pink salmon with some lovely, even legs.  The nose is delicate with aromas of ripe, summer strawberry and blue cotton candy underscored by a herbal element.

On the palate, it’s completely dry which makes the sweet strawberry all the more intriguing.  The tannins are nothing but a mild scrape, the body is medium and the acidity shows at medium plus.

Flavours are beautifully balanced against this backdrop with more fresh berry, ripe rhubarb, sweet pink grapefruit and a mild almond kick.  There’s no bitterness though – this wine is gorgeously balanced and the alcohol is seamless although it’s around 13%.

WSET Very Good plus – enjoy asap and don’t age.  We drank it with pan seared scallops and fresh greens topped with Gran Padano shavings and balsamic vinaigrette.  The bottle ended up in recycling before I could photograph it, so this one is courtesy of the Tantalus website.

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2 Responses to Tantalus, Rosé, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, Canada, 2014, 13.1% abv, C$19

  1. Mark burgess says:

    Unfortunately too late to try the Hillside rose. All sold out. Incredibly tasty.

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