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Lustau East India Solera Sherry NV

Spain - Other
(3550)

$ 24.95

750ml

List  $30.00

In stock, 3 available
 
Rating:
RP 96
W&S 92
PG 90

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96 points and 'Best Buy,' Robert Parker: "The dark amber-hued non-vintage East India Solera is essentially an old Oloroso blended with an old Pedro Ximenez, which gives it a sweet character. It offers more mature notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, spice box, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, and its terrific balancing acidity cuts through the sweetness. This delicious effort is best drunk after the meal. (Aug 2012)"

****/Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): "Dark brown cola color; excellent purity. Deep aromatic notes of dates, prunes, and figs mingle and stir way deep in the sampling glass; aeration introduces a nuttiness/nougat quality that merges well with the dried fruit elements. Entry is rich, lusciously pruny, leathery, and toasty, if just a touch lighter than I recall; midpalate expands marginally on the dried/ripe fruit aspect, bringing in chewy notes of buttercream, cocoa, and vanilla bean. Very good, even excellent... (Dec 2009)"

4 stars, Highly Recommended Decanter: "With mocha, dark chocolate and nut toffee, this is an oloroso that is at once sweet and almost savoury. The palate is supple and generous with a long finish. (Dec 2010)"

92 points Wine & Spirits: "[$30 list] This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background. (Jun 2011)"

90 points Peñín Guide: "(palomino, pedro ximénez). Colour: mahogany. Nose: powerfull, dried fruit, spicy, pattiserie, dark chocolate, expressive. Palate: sweetness, powerful, flavourful. (2013)"

Lustau, founded in 1896, is renowned as a producer of Sherry and Brandy de Jerez, exporting the widest range of Sherries (including the prestigious Almacenista range) to more than 40 countries. Maintaining traditional methods, Lustau specializes in the highest-quality segment of the market.

Tasting note: The wine has a wonderfully figgy nose--almost liquid fig--and also chocolate, coffee, treacle, lots of orange, sour and cooked cherry, ash, and walnut. The mouth has the same, with more black pepper and sweet raisin meat. Chocolate and black pepper are expressed at the end. This wine can master a wide array of desserts and dessert ingredients. A blend of Palomino Fino and Pedro Ximénez. Aged for over 12 years in a solera system of American oak casks.