n/v Emilio Lustau Rare Amontillado “Escuadrilla”

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Why We Love It:

Seriously, what’s not to love here? From Emilio Lustau – the platinum standard for fine Sherry – brings us a very special and old Amontillado delivering incredible concentration and complexity at an absurdly low price. Amontillado is a versatile style of dry Sherry that you can sip as an aperitif, or match with bold, flavourful foods. I love this wine as a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch pairing. It’s perfect with fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and other savoury brunch-esque plates. With a dazzling array of savoury nuts and sweet dried fruits, each sniff and sip of this incredible Amontillado Sherry is like an exotic vacation for your palate.

Food Pairings:

Decadent Homemade French Onion Soup – RECIPE

Slow Roasted Maple Glazed Pork Belly – RECIPE

Smoked Duck Breast & Saved Beet Salad w/ Orange Dressing – RECIPE

Price:

BOTTLE: $19.95

CASE: $239.40

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Technical Specs:

ALCOHOL: 17.0%

BOTTLE: 375mL

Case Pack: 12 x 375mL

GRAPES: 100% Palomino

CLOSURE: Natural Cork Stopper

CELLAR POTENTIAL: Drink now

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10°C to 12°C

Tasting Notes:

“Smoked almond, singed orange peel, date, salted caramel and toasted hazelnut notes all weave together here, with a flicker of sweetness through the finish as a green tea accent chimes in. Shows lovely range and elegance. Drink now.”

92 / 100 Points

James Molesworth / WineSpectator.com

“How lovely. Amber-coloured and silky, this is technically dry but with a faint trace of sweetness. Imagine toasted hazelnuts, caramel and orange peel energized by a salty tang, with a long, harmonious finish.”

93 / 100 Points

Beppi Crosariol / The Globe & Mail

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Wine of the Week #1541: Emilio Lustau Rare Amontillado “Escuadrilla”

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