Lustau East India Solera Sherry (Jerez, Spain)

Lustau East India Solera Sherry
(Jerez, Spain)


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Dark mahogany in colour with green-amber edge. It offers vibrant notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, shoe polish, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, all very well integrated. On the palate it is smooth and rich at the beginning, full of prune and burned oranges peel flavours. Provocative spicy notes appear just before its nuttiness and terrific acidity cuts through the sweetness. A truly unforgettable finish.

Ageing:
Each wine (Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez) is matured, separately in its own solera for 12 years. Once blended together, the resulting sherry is returned to a 33-cask solera for a further 3 years ageing. In centuries gone by, casks with sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast and were found to develop an extraordinary smoothness and complexity. Lustau has revived this style of sherry in the East India wine.

Serving:
Serve slightly chilled, between 10 - 12 ºC (50 - 54 ºF). This wine is a perfect companion to light desserts and cakes, but can also be served with creamy cheeses or foie-gras. Try it also on the rocks with a slice of orange, simply delicious.

Technical Data:
Grape Variety: 80% Palomino, sweetened with 20% Pedro Ximenez
Alcohol: 20%
Density: 1.0320
pH: 3.3
Volatile acidity: 0.50
Residual Sugar: 134
Total Acidity: 5
Average age: 15 years

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The NV East India Solera is a Cream, a category I have not really covered in this article, which is a blend of 12-year-old Don Nuno Oloroso (80%) and San Emilio PX which is also about 12 years old, blended and aged together for a further three years in a special, slightly warmer part of the winery which replicates perhaps the character of the wines that traveled by boat to India or elsewhere. Mahogany colored with a green-amber edge, it has the nose of an old wine with notes of antique shop, wax, shoe polish, noble wood, and a touch of spices, dates and prunes, all of it very well integrated. The palate is spicy and sweet (it has 130 grams of sugar) again very integrated. At this price level it represents good value and should go well with cheeses. Drink 2013-2020." - Luis Gutierrez (Aug 2013)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Unctuous, with buckwheat and maple notes out front, followed by prune, chocolate, fruitcake and licorice snap accents that show good energy through the bramble-edged finish. A bit obvious due to the sweetness, but balanced by range and freshness. Drink now." - JM (Aug 31, 2014)