Bodegas Lustau, Palo Cortado, “Peninsula”, Solera Familiar, 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 Palo Cortado – a special form of dry Sherry – is produced at Bodegas Lustau located in the town of Jerez de la Frontera.

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.

This exceptional Palo Cortado brings together the finesse of an Amontillado and the richness of an Oloroso. Delicate yet intense. It is light amber in colour, very dry and nutty, with concentrated flavours of spices and dark chocolate and a full body. Aged for 12 years in a solera in the cellar of the Empress Eugenia.

Alcohol: 19% abv (37.5cl)

Closure: Cork

Grape Variety: 100% Palomino Fino

Flavour Profile: Clean, Fresh, Bone-dry, Highly aromatic, Rich, Nutty, Powerful, Fragrant, Long finish. Great with all kinds of appetisers and tapas dishes, including soups, terrines, patés, all types of charcuteries, wild mushrooms, and rice dishes.