Fortified Wine Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla
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Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla is a fortified dry wine produced by Emilio Lustau.
After the harvest, the young Palomino grapes were vinified. The resulting wine was transferred into American oak barrels and fortified with wine alcohol until it reached an alcoholic degree of 15º.
Then the wine was aged following the biological method until the layer of yeasts serendipitously broke. At that moment, the winemaker fortified again the wine in order to reach 17º of alcoholic content.
From that moment on, this wine produced in the region of Jerez-Xérèz-Sherry became an Amontillado. After that, it was aged for over a period of 12 years using the traditional Soleras and Criaderas system.
Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla, just as every Amontillado, was born to be a Fino, and only became what it is by sheer chance.
Very bright, clean copper colour with some honey-coloured tinges and some amber glints.
Aromas of dry fruit, orange rind, candied fruit, honey and dried apricots. Some iodized notions, salty remembrances and hints of fresh coffee, toast, spices, toffee and liquor.
Dry, fresh and venerable. A remarkable mixture of saline notes, hints of liquor and iode and intimations of nuts, caramel, candied hazelnuts, yeasts, toast, chocolate and Eastern spices. Extremely long and complex finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Lustau Amontillado Escuadrilla is sharp and very elegant. We suggest pairing it with a premium Ibérico ham.
|D.O.||Jerez-Xérès-Sherry-Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Más de 12 años|
|Other guides||Decanter WWA 2021: 96 points & Gold Medal. Decanter WWA 2022: 91 points & Silver Medal.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Dry fruit pastries, Grilled fish, Smoked foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto|
|Taste||Dry and full bodied, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Appetizer, Because you can, Because you deserve it|