Emilio Lustau East India Sherry 2001

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This award-winning sweet sherry, from the great house of Lustau is so named asa result of being a favourite on the old trade ships, in the age of the greatseafaring companies such as the Old East India. Indeed, the epithet,'old' has only recently been dropped from the name, the bureaucratsin Brussels considering it to give a false indication of age......false inthat it is not an official designation, rather than false in a a more sensiblesense of the word. Redolent of rich, concentrated fig and raisin fruits, andfinely balanced and textured, this will be perfect with mature cheddar cheese.

Region: India

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Color: White
Varietal: Palomino
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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

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Snooth User: sumit rao
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3.50 5
01/03/2012

Three and a half glasses



This award-winning sweet sherry, from the great house of Lustau is so named asa result of being a favourite on the old trade ships, in the age of the greatseafaring companies such as the Old East India. Indeed, the epithet,'old' has only recently been dropped from the name, the bureaucratsin Brussels considering it to give a false indication of age......false inthat it is not an official designation, rather than false in a a more sensiblesense of the word. Redolent of rich, concentrated fig and raisin fruits, andfinely balanced and textured, this will be perfect with mature cheddar cheese.

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