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Tantalus Reserve Gift Box

  • Wine Gift Box
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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A stunning reserve premium wine gift box from Tantalus Estate from Waiheke Island. This box includes one Evoque Reserve blend and one Regional Reserve Chardonnay.

EVOQUE RESERVE:

Deep ruby with a vermillion hue, elegant and multi layered this merlot dominant blend presents a nose of dark berry compote, dried herbs and freshly brewed espresso. Flavours of blackcurrant, red berries and cocoa over wild thyme, tobacco and cedar lead the way to an extremely long finish.

  • Winery: Tantalus Estate
  • Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
  • Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Cellaring Potential: 2019 - 2025
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Scotch fillet with pan jus, Confit duck legs, Truffle oil pasta and mushrooms, Braised short ribs, Hard cheese

RESERVE CHARDONNAY:

Harmonious and elegant, this medium bodied Chardonnay balances rich texture with lively freshness. The palate opens with lime oil, preserved lemons and juicy green apple followed by ripe Anjou pear, nectarine and white peach delivering an unctuous palate. Subtle undertones of honeysuckle, lightly roasted nuts and brioche lead to a finish that lingers with notes of ginger, spices and beeswax. A wine of unique character, complexity and versatile with a persistent finish.

  • Winery: Tantalus Estate
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Cellaring Potential: 2020 - 2026
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, contains sulphites
  • Food pairing: Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls, White Fish Terrine with Salmon Roe and Dill, Rabbit Pate Campagne, Garlic Brandy Prawns, Veal Blanquette

Don't forget you can leave a personal message for the receiver at checkout and we will print it out onto a branded card and include inside the box.

Nobody thought that the Tantalus Estate on Waiheke Island could be restored to its former glory, but when you’re the kind of people where determination replaces sleep like Campbell and Carrie Aitken, anything is possible! After tirelessly pruning, clipping, and ripping out the original vines, a bit of experience in tourism (and a lot of determined Kiwi ingenuity), Campbell and Carrie bought and transformed the old brewery into the estate that it is today: Proud, elegant and premium.

The Aitken’s love and understanding of people and cultures is the foundation of everything that they do at Tantalus Estate, and it shows in their winery as well as their hospitality. Their winemaking process is characterised by elegance and subtlety, constantly pursuing excellence and carefully choreographing every step of production so that each vintage is better than the last, every drop leaving an indelible impression.

EVOQUE RESERVE BLEND:

  • 89 points - Robert Parkers Wine Advocate Bronze Medal - London IWC (2015 vintage)
  • 93 points - Cameron Douglas (2015 vintage)
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper 2018 (2015 vintage)
  • Silver 90 points - Decanter Asia wine awards (2015 vintage)
  • 5 Stars & 96/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW (2014 vintage)
  • 5 Stars & 18.5/20 Points - Raymond Chan (2014 vintage)
  • 5 Stars & 93/100 Points - Sam Kim (2014 vintage)
  • 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper (2014 vintage)
  • Silver - International Wine Challenge, London (2014 vintage)

RESERVE CHARDONNAY:

  • 92/100 Points - Bob Campbell

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