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Emilio Lustau Solera Reserva los Arcos Dry Amontillado Sherry

Sherry from Spain

Price: $17.99
Item No. 40768
  • RP93
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 18.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

#82 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012

A text book Amontillado of great maturity. Naturally dry and soft, its palate gives a hint of wood and smoky raisins. A powerful and distinctive nutty bouquet. A better Amontillado would be difficult to find.

The Los Arcos Amontillado is ideal as a warming aperitiff, with tapas, especially nuts and meats. It can also be served with a meal or any type of cold meat platter or richly flavored seafoods.

Critical Acclaim

"The non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva reveals a medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeyed, dry personality with great acid."
93 Points

"A more flattering style, with an off-dry edge to the walnut paste, hazelnut, date and clove-studded orange notes, which show nice focus and zip on the finish."
90 Points

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Brigid Stanley - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/10/2013)
I am surprised by the other reviews of this sherry. I have only tried 4-5 amontillados admittedly, but this one was the most memorable. I love the toasty, light golden brown quality of this sherry, and the hazelnut aroma and taste is wonderful. I find it very interesting that it begins with a hint of sweetness, and finishes on a bitter toasted pine nut note. A Spanish friend suggested drinking it slightly chilled with a singed orange peel as a garnish, and I really enjoyed that as well.
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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/26/2013)
So I'm usually not a sherry fan. I was delightfully impressed and amazed when I tried this wine at a tasting recently. It was almost like a tawny port in its nutty, oxidized flavors, but less alcohol and totally dry. I really enjoyed its complexity and the delicious, lingering finish.
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Rating:
(3/22/2013)
To be fare I don't really get Sherry.
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Learn About Emilio Lustau

What is now Emilio Lustau SA was founded in 1896 by Don Jose Ruiz-Berdejo. It was a modest beginning: Don Jose cultivated the vines of his estate of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza on the outskirts of Jerez de la Frontera, stored the wines in his vineyard house and later sold them to one of the big exporting bodegas. He was, in fact, an Almacenista. In the 1940s, his son-in-law Don...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Sherry

Sherry Sherry is a fortified wine made by adding grape spirits after ferementation. The name sherry comes from the English attempt to say Jerez, the southwest coastal region of Spain where Sherry is made. Sherry comes in two basic styles, fino and olorosso. The fino style is pale colored, crisp and dry, while olorosso is much darker and nuttier, and can range from dry to...

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