80% PALOMINO, 20% PEDRO XIMÉNEZ
East India Solera
Dark mahogany in colour with green-amber edge. It offers vibrant notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, shoe polish, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, all very well integrated. On the palate it is smooth and rich at the beginning, full of prune and burned oranges peel flavours. Provocative spicy notes appear just before its nuttiness and terrific acidity cuts through the sweetness. With a truly unforgettable finish.
Each wine (Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez) is matured, separately in its own solera for 12 years. Once blended together, the resulting sherry is returned to a 45-cask solera for a further 3 years ageing. In centuries gone by, casks with sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies and were found to develop an extraordinary smoothness and complexity. Lustau has revived this style of sherry in the East India wine.
15 (12 + 3) years
Its aging process recreates that of the wines which crossed the oceans in the 17th century voyages and returned to European ports with extra complexity and smoothness.
This wine is a perfect companion to light desserts and cakes, but can also be served with creamy cheeses or foie-gras. Try it also on the rocks with a slice of orange, simply delicious.
Serve slightly chilled, between 10 – 12ºC (50 – 54ºF)
RARE & VINTAGES
This category is reserved for some of Lustau’s most exceptional wines, distinguished and unique given their age, or the particular manner in which they are produced. Their individuality is augmented by the care and dedication that Lustau applies to each of its products.