Wine of the Week #1520: Lustau Oloroso

[ Lustau Dry Oloroso Sherry “Don Nuno” ]


PROFILE | Emilio Lustau

PURCHASE | Lustau Oloroso “Don Nuno


[ Why We Love It: ]

Well for starters, we love this because Lustau is the platinum standard in the production of fine dry Sheries. This is a reference point for what dry Oloroso Sherry is supposed to taste like – rich aged flavours and aromas of hazelnut, brown butter, caramelized apple, raisin, wood smoke and more. This is an intellectual drink made for thoughtful drinkers; you can sip on this as an aperitif or digestif – or better yet, serve it at the table with food.

Lustau Oloroso is an iconic match to serve alongside Spanish-inspired small plates, pintxos or tapas. It’s also a profound choice with braised meats, charcuterie or flavourful cheeses. If you fancy yourself a wine lover, then dry Sherry is simply an experience you can’t afford to exclude from your regular go-to drink picks. If you want to delve into some of the finer points of how this is made, you can check out our recent Sherry 101 feature – or for some tasty craft cocktail inspirations, be sure to check out our delicious new Sherry Cocktail Recipe Directory.

[ Recipes & Food Pairings: ]

Caramelized Onion, Portobello & Old Cheddar Grilled Cheese – RECIPE

Chicken Liver Mousse w/ Candied Bacon – RECIPE

Grilled Ribeye w/ Soy-Butter Sauce – RECIPE

[ Price: ]

BOTTLE: $14.75

CASE: $177

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[ Technical Specs: ]

ALCOHOL: 20.0%

BOTTLE: 750mL

Case Pack: 12 x 750mL

GRAPES: 100% Palomino

[ Tasting Notes: ]

“It’s silky and aromatic, suggesting caramel, liquefied roasted nuts and juiced dates, figs and apricots (assuming one could juice dried fruit), along with a yeasty, aromatic quality that wakes up the nostrils like a bakery located next to a diesel gas station. And there’s even a lovely salty tang running through it in the manner of lighter, bone-dry fino sherry.”

94/100 Points

Beppi Crosariol / The Globe & Mail

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My Jaw Dropped. Lustau Oloroso “Don Nuno” Is That Good!


[ TAGS: ]

#Sherry #Oloroso #Spain #Wine of the Week


 

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Pulling corks and pushing cases as a third generation wine importer in Ontario, Canada selling fine wines and spirits produced by families - not factories. Get the full story at winetrader.ca

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