Lustau Almacenistas Oloroso "Pata de Gallina" 500ml
Wine & Spirits
Juan garcia Jarana, the motorcycle magnate of Jerez, sells a portion of his soleras to Lustau for this delicate Oloroso. It starts with notes of candied almonds, coconut palm syrup and caramel. The hint of salinity lends complexity and greshness, wtithout diminishing that delicate, pleasing sweetness.
Just add this oloroso to the growing list of excellent Sherries from Lustau. This one is tellingly nutty on the nose, thus the hazelnut and walnut flavors are expected as they become part of a bigger painting that includes coffee, bitter chocolate and baked fruits. Warming and charming, with subtle acidity. Very elegant and refined.
I have to confess to drinking a shameful amount of this wonderful wine. I can't seem to keep it in my cellar, I buy it and drink it! It is a bone dry, but very rich Oloroso, with a walnut bouquet that will wow even the most jaded fine wine drinker. The name, Pata de Gallina, means the foot of the hen in Spanish, and denotes a style of Oloroso that has broadness and fullness without sweetness. This is not just great Sherry, this is great wine. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)