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Lustau East India Solera Reserva Sherry NV

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This wine is still made in the traditional way and at the original strength - one of the few examples left of what cream sherry should taste like. Deep amber in colour with the taste of sweet raisins, dates and figs, its rich sweet ripe fruit lingers smoothly and seductively. A powerful balance of sweetness, richness and maturity. Awarded Silver Medal at IWC 2005. Drink this as a dessert wine or as a digéstif at the end of a meal. Serve at cool room temperature

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Color: White
Varietal: Pedro Ximenez
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Emilio Lustau:
Emilio Lustau S.A. was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo. It was a humble beginning: Don José, a secretary in the courts of justice, used to cultivate the vineyards at his estate “Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza”, where he stored and aged the wines and afterwards sold them to the larger exporting companies. He was in fact what is known as an “almacenista”. In 1940, his son-in-law Don Emi... Read more
Emilio Lustau S.A. was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo. It was a humble beginning: Don José, a secretary in the courts of justice, used to cultivate the vineyards at his estate “Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza”, where he stored and aged the wines and afterwards sold them to the larger exporting companies. He was in fact what is known as an “almacenista”. In 1940, his son-in-law Don Emilio Lustau Ortega moved the bodega to the Santiago district, in the old quarter of Jerez. There, in buildings which formed a part of the ancient Moorish city wall, he expanded the business gradually, still as an “almacenista”. During the seventies the company continued expanding. The first step was building new bodegas at the family estate “Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza”. Then, at the beginning of the eighties and under the management of Rafael Balao, Lustau became one of the most innovative companies in Jerez. Rafael Balao had the intuition that Lustau had to be at the forefront of quality. His ideas combined tradition and innovation and carved out the way for identifying Lustau with quality and prestige. The Lustau Solera Reserva range was created from the original Lustau stocks from its beginnings as an “almacenista”. These stocks were joined by a fine selection of Sherry wines from different “almacenistas”, consisting of very special wines from small independent wine-producers, to be offered to select clients. These Sherries represent some of the best wines of the area. In 1988 Lustau made a further step towards innovation introducing a new bottle design for its wines. Read less

Member Reviews for Lustau East India Solera Reserva Sherry

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Snooth User: mtd713
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5.00 5
10/22/2009

Delicious. Purchased based on Parker's 94 rating. I'll admit, it took me till the second glass to fully appreciate this wine. Quite dark to look at makes it interesting to swirl in the glass under some light. Very spicy, both on the nose and tongue. Nutty and hints of caramel. I'll give it a 92 and will be adding more to my collection.

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External Reviews for Lustau East India Solera Reserva Sherry

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/19/2010

Centuries ago, casks of solera Sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast, and were later found to be extraordinarily smooth and complex, with nutty, sweet flavors. This one is great with lighter desserts and cheeses or by itself as an after-dinner treat.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
08/22/2007

Centuries ago, casks of solera sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast, and were thus found to be extraordinarily smooth and complex, with nutty sweet flavors. Great with lighter desserts and cheeses or by itself as an after dinner treat.



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This wine is still made in the traditional way and at the original strength - one of the few examples left of what cream sherry should taste like. Deep amber in colour with the taste of sweet raisins, dates and figs, its rich sweet ripe fruit lingers smoothly and seductively. A powerful balance of sweetness, richness and maturity. Awarded Silver Medal at IWC 2005. Drink this as a dessert wine or as a digéstif at the end of a meal. Serve at cool room temperature

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