Lustau East India Solera Sherry 75cl, Jerez, Spain
Lustau has, over the years, won multiple medals and trophies, including Best Spanish Winery and Best Sherry Producer at the IWSC and the Len Evans Trophy for consistency (won in 2011 and 2016) at the IWC. Current cellar master Sergio Martinez took charge of the oenological team in 2016. He has been awarded the Best Fortified Winemaker trophy by the International Wine Challenge three years in a row, following in the footsteps of the late Manuel Lozano who had won this award seven times.
During the early years, Bodegas Lustau operated as an Almacenista, buying young base wines, maturing them for several years, then selling the wine on to other Bodegas. The Lustau family began bottling their own sherries and exporting by 1950.
Lustau East India Solera Sherry is a smooth and rich sweet sherry made of 80% Palomino and 20% Pedro Ximenez. Its ageing process recreates that of the wines which crossed the oceans in the 17th-century voyages, with each wine separately matured in its own solera for 12 years before blending and additional three years ageing.
This cream sherry is dark mahogany in colour with a green-amber edge. It offers vibrant notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, shoe polish, raisin, chocolate, and nuts, all very well integrated. On the palate it is smooth and rich at the beginning, full of prune and burnt orange peel flavours.
Perfect to accompany cheese boards, foie gras or desserts.