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Lustau Sherry Amontillado Rare Solera Reserva Escuadrilla NV

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"The most intense offering in this group is the dry non-vintage Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla Solera Reserva. There is definitely some serious age on this solera. An amber color is followed by notes of nuts, salty sea breezes, sea weed and dried pit fruits...94" WA 8/12

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Color: White
Variety: Sherry
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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

External Reviews for Lustau Sherry Amontillado Rare Solera Reserva Escuadrilla

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

An unusual and charming fusion of marine saltiness, sweet apples and caramelized almond aromas, this is tight and firm, with expansive dry plum and green olive flavors, austere and generous at once. The finish smells like the ocean, so much so it’s as if suddenly you were staring at the beach as the sun rises. Open this now with Gorgonzola or save it for your grandchild’s wedding.


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

An unusual and charming fusion of marine saltiness, sweet apples and caramelized almond aromas, this is tight and firm, with expansive dry plum and green olive flavors, austere and generous at once. The finish smells like the ocean, so much so itandrsquo;s as if suddenly you were staring at the beach as the sun rises. Open this now with Gorgonzola or save it for your grandchildandrsquo;s wedding.


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

Smoky and resinous, with caramel, roasted walnut and iodine flavors that go on and on. A hint of oxidation and burnt molasses on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/07/2012

Off-dry, with a good range of relatively light-bodied notes of date, toasted sesame, walnut bread, caramel and bitters that all linger through the friendly finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/07/2015

Surrounded by a pleasant sensation of sweetness, this wine’s acidity stands firm as the wine moves from coffee and caramel notes into flavors of fruit and earth. It’s easy to drink, delivering complexity along the way.



"The most intense offering in this group is the dry non-vintage Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla Solera Reserva. There is definitely some serious age on this solera. An amber color is followed by notes of nuts, salty sea breezes, sea weed and dried pit fruits...94" WA 8/12

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