External Reviews for E. Lustau Puerto Fino Sherry Solera Reserva
Fino can be simple and fresh, saline and clean, but also massive and complex, a monument of a place like this Puerto Fino, the flagship of Lustau. The complexity here starts right from the scent, a cloud of salt, green apples and chalk. At first sip, its silky texture and salty almond flavor immediately entice; then, with air, a strong chalkiness emerges. The wine feels as if it is made of chalk and marine breezes. It’s a tremendous wine; get some fried sardines and touch heaven.
Sherry continues to offer exceptional value as both a wonderful aperitif and an excellent match with all kinds of food, and this is one of my favorites. It is assertive, firm, and dry, with surprising weight and concentration for a Fino style. Despite its forward character, it retains the classical elegance that marks Lustau as a great producer.
More yellow than most finos, with a strong, oily nose of popcorn and citric essence. The palate shows roasted corn, baked apple and salted almonds, while the finish is steady yet salty. This one really grabs your tongue and taste buds; it’s forceful, and in some ways it could probably benefit from better definition.
A textbook fino. Light, crisp and tangy, offering apple, almond and iodine aromas and flavors. Balanced and refreshing, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Drink now.
A brilliant sherry from Lustau, the dry, austere, intensely flavorful non-vintage Puerto Fino exhibits a light green/amber color as well as notes of crushed sea shells, hazelnuts, and spice. This is a top-notch Fino to consume over the next year.