Lustau Almacenista "José Luis Gonzales Obregon 1/10" Amontillado del Puerto

SKU #1062249 91 points Wine Spectator

 Flirts with an off-dry note, but quickly turns taut and dry, with date, fig, blood orange, walnut and mincemeat flavors backed by a singed cedar note on the elegant finish. Drink now.  (10/ 2013)

K&L Notes

Produced from a rare 10-barrel solera, this is a terrifically balanced amontillado. Nutty aromas, with a touch of toffee and a rancio character, lead to a wonderfully dry amontillado, with flavors of toasted nuts, nuances of dried fruits and just a hint of cocoa. Perfectly balanced amontillado from one of our favorite Lustau "almacenistas," José Luis Gonzales Obregon.

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By: Mahon McGrath |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/30/2011  | Send Email
This is a very rich Amontillado that verges on Oloroso territory without finally making it over the fence. Starting out quite dry, salty and nutty, you then find a mounting sweetness and flavors of fig, date and dried fruit, complemented by an almost meaty-savory dimension. The finish brings back echoes of the drier side of this wine’s personality. This is a good candidate for richer, heartier fare where fino fears to tread.

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