Fortified Wine Lustau Palo Cortado Península
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This Jerez-Xérèz-Sherry has the aroma of an Amontillado and the body of an Oloroso.
This is precisely the combination that defines a Palo Cortado, probably the most esoteric and misterious type of wine produced in the Jerez region.
A Palo Cortado is born when a wine that was initially intended to be a Fino starts to show some exceptional qualities after being aged for a short period of time.
When that happens, the winemaker usually fortifies the wine with wine alcohol and signals that fact drawing two crossed-out lines (palos cortados) on the barrel.
Lustau Península Palo Cortado was crafted following the traditional soleras and criaderas system.
The whole process lasted over 30 years.
Very bright, low golden-coloured robe with some amber tinges.
Lots of things here. Notes of dry fruit, toasted almonds, some salty touches, remembrances of old wood, notions of coffee, spices, vanilla and cocoa, and some iodine nuances.
Powerful and bold. Toasted hazelnuts, bitter chocolate, arabica coffee, Tahitian vanilla and salty water. Well-balanced acidity and extremely long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Lustau Palo Cortado Península is a true jewel. A wine unlike any other.
|D.O.||Jerez-Xérès-Sherry-Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Más de 30 años|
|Other guides||Decanter WWA 2021: 88 points & Bronze Medal. Decanter WWA 2022: 90 points & Silver Medal.|
|Pairings||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|