N.V. Emilio Lustau Sherry Solera Reserva Fino Jarana

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Jerez
Country: Spain
Wine Advocate: 88
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$12.95

"The Fino Jarana Solera Reserva is also very good. These sherries, for which the Spanish have a voracious appetite (especially with their culinary treasure that is the result of their exceptional ham culture), work exceptionally well with sashimi and sushi. Don’t take my word for it. Give it a try and you will be amazed.

Lustau made its reputation in the foreign markets with its extraordinary single cask Almacenistas which had been accumulated by the family over many years as their soleras are among the oldest in Sherry. The family also owns over 500 acres of vineyards. These are all remarkable efforts for their stunning value. While they are still under-the-radar for most American wine lovers, I encourage readers to give them a try as they are great introductory reference points for how profound sherry can be. I first wrote about the extraordinary sherries of Emilio Lustau many years ago, in the early days of The Wine Advocate. The portfolio of under $25 a bottle selections represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities. Lustau includes a bottling date code as purchasers would want to buy Finos and Manzanillas as young as possible. It is difficult to describe the glories of sherry, but I’ll try. These Solera Reservas are all great reference points at a low price point from Lustau. None of the Almacenista soleras, which are single cask and very limited bottlings, are reviewed since they are priced over $25 a bottle, but they can be as profound as any alcoholic beverage in the world." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Aged in American oak casks through the traditional “solera y criaderas” method in our winery in El Puerto de Santa María, a seaside town situated in the Sherry triangle.

Pale yellow in colour, reminiscent of yeast on the nose. Dry and crisp on the palate.