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Bodegas Lustau and its 30-year-old profound Sherries

Emilio Lustau was created in 1896 by José Ruiz-Berdejo who was an almacenista in Jerez. Today, the historic producer is considered the global standard-bearer for top quality Sherry. Lustau was named Best Spanish Producer at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London, while the oenologist Manuel Lozano, who sadly passed away in 2016, was awarded the Best Fortified Winemaker title seven years in a row.

To showcase the Lustau range, we are offering two great packs. The first is a mixed 5-pack that introduces all the varieties of Sherry – from the lightest Fino and Manzanilla, to the fuller-bodied Oloroso and Palo Cortado, as well as the decadent Pedro Ximénex.

The portfolio of under $25 a bottle represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities.’ – Robert Parker

Emilio Lustau

The second pack is a selection of three VORS 30-year-old Sherries of which only 1,000 bottles are made every year. As Parker reckons, they ‘are as profound as any alcoholic beverage in the world’. We agree – these are jaw-dropping.

Emilio Lustau

The chalky soils around Jerez in Spain give the wines a fresh acidity, balancing the tertiary characteristics and making them a perfect match for food. The flor and oxidative notes also make these some of the most complex winesSee more about Sherry here.

The lighter styles can be drunk over a few weeks, whilst the heavier, richer versions will last for months once open. These are all dry, except for the PX.

  • Fino and Manzanilla are early-drinking, low alcohol (15%-16%) Sherries and can be consumed very much like unfortified wines. Ageing under flor conditions imparts a distinctive tangy flavour, adding wonderful complexity and depth.
  • Amontillado is an aged Fino or Manzanilla without the flor character. It is richer and more structured with higher alcohol.
  • Olorosos are the most concentrated, aged Sherries and show oxidative notes. They are even higher in alcohol and will display dried fruits, leather and exotic spices.
  • Palo Cortado is somewhere between an Amontillado and an Oloroso, and often provides the best of these contrasting styles.
  • Finally, Pedro Ximénez is an intensely sweet, dessert-style Sherry made from sun-dried grapes.  
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