Lustau, Emperatriz Eugenia Solera Very Rare Oloroso Sherry, Andalucia, Spain
Tasting Note: An Oloroso Sherry that presents in a yeasty, baked style with concentration, depth and layers of flavor.
Deep-intensity amber in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of freshly-baked brioche, toasted almond, walnut, rancio and butter.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied Oloroso Sherry has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a long finish.
The wine is creamy and buttery in texture.
This Oloroso Sherry was aged for an average of 15 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