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Lustau East India Sherry SoleraSherry Varieties from Spain

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"Perhaps the best value dessert wine in the Lustau portfolio. This extraordinary Cream Sherry seeks to replicate the ancient style of Cream Sherry that was discovered quite by ...

  • 96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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96

"The non-vintage Light Manzanilla Papirusa Solera Reserva (with an average age of five years in this solera) possesses an extraordinary, penetrating nose of salty brined nuts intermixed with crisp fruit, terrific acidity and intense, powerful, authoritative flavors that are ethereal in their lightness." (08/12)

Product Description:

"Perhaps the best value dessert wine in the Lustau portfolio. This extraordinary Cream Sherry seeks to replicate the ancient style of Cream Sherry that was discovered quite by accident. Trading ships sailing to the Indies in the 16th century frequently carried butts (barrels) of sweet sherry lashed to their decks or in their holds as ballast. After travelling through the tropics, it was discovered that the heat and humidity had matured the wine and given it a wonderful smooth texture. Lustau has recreated this process by heating and controlling the amount of air allowed in the warehouse where the East India Solera is matured. The result is an exceptional dessert wine with a smooth, sweet taste reminiscent of figs, coffee, caramel and nuts and just enough acidity to give it balance. This mouth-wateringly delicious wine can be served on its own, as a digestif, or with desserts such as puddings, tarts, cakes or chocolate-covered nuts. " -Importer's Notes

Product Detail

Item # 14933
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Sub-Region Jerez
Ratings

96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage N/A
Color White
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Sherry Varieties
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic, Biodynamic, and Dessert
Taste almond, saline, raisin, vanilla and honey
Nose almond, saline, raisin, vanilla and honey