Lustau, Emperatriz Eugenia 2nd Criadera Very Rare Oloroso Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
Tasting Note: An Oloroso Sherry that presents a dried-fruit-forward style enhanced by aging.
Medium-intensity amber in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of toasted almond, fig, walnut, brioche, dried orange peel and cigar box along with rancio, buttery aromas.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied Oloroso Sherry has a creamy texture with dried-fruit, medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity.
The wine abounds with midpalate concentration that is filled with life ultimately completing with a long finish.
This Oloroso Sherry was aged for an average of 12 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