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Emilio Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Dry Amontillado V.o.s NV

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A perfect sherry for puddings such as fruit salad and fruit cake; marmalade and<br/>orange peel notes to the fore and a seductive freshness that belies the<br/>fortification, the 195 grams of sugar and the weight in the mouth. Dried figs<br/>and molasses provide the lower notes, but it is the refreshing character which<br/>is the most memorable and pleasurable feature of the wine." <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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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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Member Reviews for Emilio Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Dry Amontillado V.o.s

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Snooth User: gabriellaopaz
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4.50 5
07/19/2007

Light colored with a nose that is not so surprisingly better than the last bottle we had which was oxidized. The bouquet was so layered that I had a difficult time distinguishing between aromas of sea salt, melon, lime popsicles, green apple and almond. The mouthfeel felt a little like poprocks spring to life in my mouth slowly settling to a buttery mouthfeel. I tasted lots of lemon-vanilla ice cream on the palate followed by cashews, butterscotch, white/yellow flowers and salt. Really a fun wine that made me realize I am turning to the dark side and becoming a young sherry wine lover!


Snooth User: chenrezigdas
16301018
3.50 5
04/10/2009

Yeasty and briny, baking spices, nutty, much richer than what I normally think of as typical amontillado. Maybe this is Lustau's house style, to tend toward richness. Very very good stuff though, great concentration and really impressed some friends of mine who weren't familiar with good sherry.


Snooth User: tusbette
5468116
4.50 5
08/03/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Emilio Lustau Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Dry Amontillado V.o.s

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Emilio Lustau Pedro Ximenez Solera Reserva San Emilio NV: Jahrgang: Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: JerezWeingut: Emilio LustauRebsorte: Pedro XimenezRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Port - Sherry


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/27/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Andalucia in Spain. N.V. Emilio Lustau Jerez Rare Amontillado Escuadrilla 750ml


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Emilio Lustau Pedro Ximenez Murillo Centenary Selection NV: Jahrgang: Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: JerezWeingut: Emilio LustauRebsorte: Aus der extraktreichen Pedro Ximenez.Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: Port - Sherry


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Thick and sweet yet shows some verve and finishes clean. Raisin caramel and fig are the flavor highlights. A touch hot on the finish. Drink now. -BS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/29/2012

Thick and sweet, yet shows some verve and finishes clean. Raisin, caramel and fig are the flavor highlights. A touch hot on the finish. Drink now. -BS Wine Spectator. A Pedro Ximenez wine from Andalucia in Spain. N.V. Emilio Lustau Jerez Pedro Ximenez Murillo 750ml



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A perfect sherry for puddings such as fruit salad and fruit cake; marmalade and<br/>orange peel notes to the fore and a seductive freshness that belies the<br/>fortification, the 195 grams of sugar and the weight in the mouth. Dried figs<br/>and molasses provide the lower notes, but it is the refreshing character which<br/>is the most memorable and pleasurable feature of the wine." <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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