Emilio Lustau NV - "3 en Rama" Fino de El Puerto de Santa Maria 500 ml.
Region: Sanlucar de Barrameda
Varietal: Palomino Fino
Size: 500 ml.
Emilio Lustau is in Jerez, in the southwestern region of Spain where the sherry industry has historically been based. Emilio Lustau was founded in 1896 by a man who, though trained as a secretary in the court system, grew grapes on a family farm. In the 1940s his son-in-law Don Emilio Lustau Ortega expanded the business, gave it his name and concentrated on exporting and marketing the company’s sherries. Today the 500-acre Emilion Lustau estate is part of the Luis Caballero Group, a fine wines and spirits conglomerate based in Spain. Lustau makes a range of sherries, from dry styles to heavier sweet styles, and is known especially for its single cask Soleras. Robert M. Parker Jr. has often praised Lustau’s sherries, calling them “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.