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Lustau Pedro Ximinez "San Emilio" Jerez Sherry NV

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6 x 75 cl NV SPAIN 3-6 weeks arrival

Region: Spain » Andalusia » Jerez

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Color: Rosé
Varietal: Pedro Ximenez
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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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External Reviews for Lustau Pedro Ximinez "San Emilio" Jerez Sherry

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/12/2012

Caramel brown in color, with the viscosity of motor oil, this is soft yet firm, carrying flavors of walnut, dried fig and burnt sugar. Sweet but not oppressively so, with a slightly bitter finish. Drink now.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar, cinnamon cake and molasses. Powerful but still racy due to bracing acidity. About as good as it gets with P.X.


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

The exuberant and saturated sweet flavors of sun-ripened grapes spread throughout the entire palate, sustained by firm acidity. That acidity imposes its mineral tones, without overshadowing the seductive caramel sensation that lasts. Serve it chilled as a digestif.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Sweet and concentrated, yet this has a freshness, from the grapey note to the bright structure. Fig, caramel and chocolate round out the flavors, ending with a moderate length. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Extremely concentrated and syrupy, with sugary sweetness, it has prune, orange and tobacco flavors. But though rich, it lacks lift and balance, and turns cloying after a sip or two.


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

This blends cloves, cinnamon, dark chocolate and coffee into a creamy, viscous texture. The powerful sweetness of its figgy flavors is the central impression. To accompany a fig cake.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
07/11/2011

Superb; amazingly long and deep!



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