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Lustau Solera Reserva Puerto Fino Sherry 2011

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Winery: Emilio Lustau
Variety: Sherry
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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 Solera Reserva Puerto Fino Sherry

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Vintage: NV 05/18/2010

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Vintage: NV 03/15/2014

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.


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Vintage: NV 03/15/2014

A textbook fino. Light, crisp and tangy, offering apple, almond and iodine aromas and flavors. Balanced and refreshing, leaving a mouthwatering impression. Drink now.


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Vintage: NV 03/15/2014

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.


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Vintage: NV 03/15/2014

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.


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Vintage: NV 03/15/2014

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.



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