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Lustau East India Solera Sherry Wine Review

Lustau East India Solera Sherry

Lustau East India Solera Sherry

Jerez D.O., Spain

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 500 ml

Alcohol: 20%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Lustau

Agent: John Hanna & Sons Limited

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This fortified wine is a blend of an aged dry Olorso sherry and a an aged sweet Pedro Ximenez that are returned to cask and aged in the humid, warm conditions of Lustau's Sarcristia, which replicates the conditions aboard ships that sailed to the Americas in the sixteenth century with casks lashed to their decks. The dessert wine gained a smooth, deep, rich, complex character that blended raisins, toasted nuts and crème brûlée. Pair this with pudding, crème brûlée and hard cheeses.

Sherry food pairings: trifle, shortbread cookies, fresh field berries in cream, chocolate mousse..

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This Lustau East India Solera Sherry was reviewed on November 14, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

Always have one of these on hand for Christmas time.
Lusciously sweet and glass coating. Leaves an iodine coloured glass stain. Deep amber and gold in hue.
Lots of fruit: fig, lemon curd, apricot, and candiedd orange peel melded together. Tremendous age notes of caramel, candied ginger. Chocolate and nutmeg.
The flavours are great! A touch of syrupy maple, chocolate and brown spice returning. Candied orange peel, preserved pineapple, fig, and cinnamon apple.
This style is an extra sweer Oloroso, getting its name by honouring the English trade routes that would truck this sherry in the bottom of ships heading to the East Indies. The wine not only kept because of its fortification, but was improved due to the constant jostling of the sea tossing the boat around. This style almost faded from existence when shipoing technology improved, but Lustau (stalward traditionalists) have kept the style alive.
A personal favourite. I just wish i could buy a larger bottle, so my guests would get some too!
Attractive aromas of dried raisings, figs, crème brûlée and toasted along on the nose and palate of this Spanish fortified dessert wine. - Community Wine Reviews

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