Lustau East India Solera is the result of combining to great wines produced in the Jerez-Xérès-Sherry region.
Both of them were separately aged using the Soleras and Criaderas system for over period between 15 and 50 years.
After that, the winemaker decided the blend, which usually follows the proportion of the traditional Cream wines. That is, 80% Oloroso - 20% Pedro Ximénez.
Once blended, Lustau East India Solera, by Emilio Lustau, was aged for a minimum of 3 years prior to its commercial release.
Bright, medium-high mahogany-coloured robe with some bronze tinges.
Notes of raisins, figs, grapes and plums, along with aromas of spices, coffee, toast, balsam, spices and dry fruit.
This Spanish fortified wine is dense and voluminous, but not in the least heavy. Raisins, bitter chocolate and dry fruit over a background of iodized and salty notes. Fresh acidity, sweet tannins and long, persistent finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A Sherry wine Lustau East India Solera is a great match with cured chesses or chocolate and dry fruit desserts.
|D.O.||Jerez-Xérès-Sherry-Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||“Palomino”: “Pedro Ximenez”:|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Alone, Aperitif, Blue cheeses, Chocolate, Chocolate cake, Cured cheeses, Dry fruit pastries|
|Taste||Slightly sweet, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Desserts, Romantic Dinner|
I don't think there is a more complex or deeper wine than Sherry. It is an acquired taste, for sure. However, when you have experienced its complexity, there is no way back. This is immensely satisfying.