Lustau, Emperatriz Eugenia 1st Criadera Very Rare Oloroso Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
Tasting Note: A medium-throttle Oloroso Sherry with bright midpalate notes that enhance the flavor experience.
Medium-intensity amber in color, this wine has a medium-plus-intensity nose of toasted nuts, caramel, spice box, rancio, butter and brioche.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Oloroso Sherry has restrained, medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose that highlights buttery, aged qualities.
The wine is complex and completes with a medium-plus finish.
This Oloroso Sherry was aged for an average of 13 years.
Bottle Note: Dry, with great depth and complexity. Dark gold in color with khaki hints. Penetrating dry and nutty aromas. Immense mouth-filling flavors of nougat, prunes and bitter chocolate. The solera of this exquisite Sherry was established in 1921 to commemorate the visit to Jerez of Bugenta de Montijo, the last empress of France.
Tasted: Lustau: Criaderas Versus Solera and Biological Sherry Tasting during International Sherry Week, Spanish Diner, Mercado Little Spain, Hudson Yards, New York, New York
Tasting Date: November 6, 2019