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Lustau San Emilio Solera Reserva Pedro Ximenez Sherry NV

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Almost black in colour. A pronounced and delicious bouquet of the essence of sweet raisins. The taste is very sweet, smooth, pronounced and delicous just like dried raisins or sweet grape juice. This is a very sweet dessert wine consumed on its own or with rich, fruity puddings. Also classically used as the sauce for one of the famous desserts of Jerez: ice cream with Pedro Ximénez Sherry. Serve chilled

Region: Spain » Andalusia » Jerez

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Color: Red
Variety: Fortified
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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 San Emilio Solera Reserva Pedro Ximenez Sherry

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

Superb; amazingly long and deep!


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

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.


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02/10/2011

Dark mahogany in colour and viscous. Redolent of ripe fruit in the mouth, dried figs and roasted coffee beans. Very sweet, velvety and soft in the mouth, with an extremely long aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Coffee-colored with pure, sweet black raisin aromas; rich, nutty caramel and raisin flavors; pour over butter pecan ice cream for a simple, yet impressive dessert.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2013

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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Almost black in colour. A pronounced and delicious bouquet of the essence of sweet raisins. The taste is very sweet, smooth, pronounced and delicous just like dried raisins or sweet grape juice. This is a very sweet dessert wine consumed on its own or with rich, fruity puddings. Also classically used as the sauce for one of the famous desserts of Jerez: ice cream with Pedro Ximénez Sherry. Serve chilled

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