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Lustau East India Solera Sherry NV

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****/Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): Dark brown cola color... Deep aromatic notes of dates, prunes, and figs... nuttiness/nougat quality... rich, lusciously pruny, leathery, and toasty... chewy notes of buttercream, cocoa, and vanilla bean. Very good, even excellent... (Dec 2009)

Region: Spain

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Color: White
Variety: Other
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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 Sherry

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Snooth User: daredaremotus
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3.50 5
11/24/2011

voluptueux, très sucré, miel, noix, bel équilibre. LCBO 17$


External Reviews for Lustau East India Solera Sherry

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Pure, distinctly dried-fruit (figs and dates) nose. A luscious, decidedly sweet, but balance dessert wine with coffee, chocolate, date and apricot flavors.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Rich and concentrated with coffee and caramel flavors in a balanced presentation. Picks up a grilled nut accent on the finish. Solid and complex, but not cloying. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Readers looking for something weighty, sweet, and provocative should check out the non-vintage East India Solera. A blend of soleras averaging 15 to 50 years of age, it boasts a dark amber color as well as a huge nose of melted toffee, caramel, figs, and prunes. This over-the-top yet surprisingly vibrant (because of good acidity) effort is best drunk as dessert at the end of a meal.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximandeacute;nez 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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Dark amber. Rich, date and fig. But big spicy palate. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

This traditional wine from Lustau is made in the Cream style. Itandrsquo;s dark and pretty, with PX-ish prune and caramel aromas. Itandrsquo;s not as thick as Pedro Ximandeacute;nez, and thus isnandrsquo;t syrupy. But itandrsquo;s certainly rich and full of cookie, molasses, maple and brown sugar flavors. For anyone who likes a sweet Sherry thatandrsquo;s balanced, this is a good place to go.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Last reviewed in 1994 and rated Five Stars. 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 but not as awesome as I remember from the 1900s. Highly Recommended.


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****/Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): Dark brown cola color... Deep aromatic notes of dates, prunes, and figs... nuttiness/nougat quality... rich, lusciously pruny, leathery, and toasty... chewy notes of buttercream, cocoa, and vanilla bean. Very good, even excellent... (Dec 2009)

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