Posts Tagged ‘Lustau’

Lustau have recently released four Very Old Rare Sherries (VORS) and we are lucky enough to be one of the first in the world to taste them at Mitchell & Son Wine Merchants, CHQ store in Dublin. The Solera for these wines are at least 30 years old and only 1000 50cl bottles are being produced for each style.

One of my most favourite styles is a Palo Cortado, which for me combines the best of Amontillado and Oloroso characteristics, making it much more complex and interesting.

Now I know that sherry had got a bit naff and a bit of an old persons drink, but this is such a shame as good sherry, like Lustau produce, is fab. Each style is great with food and this one is no exception – this would work perfectly with game, like pheasant or venison.

What this wine delivers is bags of flavour, a roundness and warmth, and a great savoury texture. I really loved the layers of dried fruit and warm roasted nut flavours which are intertwined with a yeasty, salty and smoky character. This VORS Palo Cortado is really something extra and very special.


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Winter warmer – starters

Nibbles & Sherry – a lovely & warm single cask Palo Cortado

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