Lustau, East India Solera Sherry 500ml
Origin: Jerez, Spain
Blend: 80% palomino, sweetened with 20% pedro ximinez
Style: "rich cream sherry"
Serve slightly chilled, between 10 – 12ºC (50 – 54ºF).
One of the great icons of Lustau. Its aging process mimics that of some 17th century wines developed during transatlantic journeys to distant Spanish colonies. Dark mahogany colour with bronze hues. Concentrated aromas of ripe fruit, mocha, cacao and toffee. Very complex on the palate, with clean acidity. Taste of raisins, nuts and candied orange.
To achieve this, after aging separately in their own soleras, the Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez that comprise it, are combined and undergo a second aging process in a solera of 33 barrels at the Sacristía de Bodegas Lustau, with its elevated humidity and temperatures that replicate the climatic conditions that the wines would have experienced on their journeys.