Emilio Lustau East India Solera

Sherry from Spain

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Item No. 59114
  • RP96
  • W&S92

Winemaker's Notes

East India is an appealing deep tawny brown, and offers a complex, mature nose of burnt sugar, spices, raisins, chocolate, walnuts and orange peel. It is sweet and full-bodied, with a smooth, almost treacle-like consistency, but good balancing acidity. There is a faint rancio character that adds complexity, and a fresh, everlasting finish.

Critical Acclaim

"The dark amber-hued non-vintage East India Solera is essentially an old Oloroso blended with an old Pedro Ximenez, which gives it a sweet character. It offers more mature notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, spice box, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, and its terrific balancing acidity cuts through the sweetness. This delicious effort is best drunk after the meal. "
96 Points

"This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background. "
92 Points

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blckmmb - Gypsum, CO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(1/8/2014)
Magnifico. Burnt caramel, chocolate and walnuts. One to have always at hand.
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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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