Bodegas Lustau, “East India Solera” Cream Sherry, Jerez, Spain
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Roving Sommelier loves fortified wines, especially the iconic Sherries produced in Andalusia in Southern Spain. Here, there are three main towns that make up “The Sherry Triangle” where sherries are produced. This old-style Cream Sherry is produced at Bodegas Lustau located in the town of Jerez de la Frontera. Each wine (Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez) is matured, separately in its own solera for 12 years. Once blended, the resulting sherry is returned to a 45-cask solera for a further three years ageing before bottling.
Iconic Sherry producer, Emilio Lustau first came onto my wine radar back in the day in the mid-1990s when I was working at Oxo Tower Restaurant in London. Being originally from Bristol, I have grown up with Sherry and I love all its different styles, tastes, and flavours, and especially Sherry’s wonderful food-friendliness. I have also visited the Sherry region many times over the years, and Lustau has become one of my all-time favourite bodegas.
Dark mahogany colour with pronounced aromas of ripe fruits, cocoa, and toffee. Flavours of raisins and walnuts and candied orange. Its unique ageing process recreates that of the wines which crossed the oceans in the 17th century voyages and returned to European ports with extra complexity and smoothness. Served slightly chilled with foie gras, cheeses, dark chocolate, and desserts.
Alcohol: 20% abv (50cl)
Grape Varieties: Palomino Fino & Pedro Ximenez
Flavour Profile: Very sweet, Highly aromatic, Rich, Fragrant, Molasses, Cocoa, Coffee, Toffee, Long finish. Great with all kinds of desserts and puddings, especially in the perfect Sherry trifle.