East India Solera, Bodegas Lustau NV
Dark mahogany in colour with green-amber edge. It offers vibrant notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, shoe polish, raisin and chocolate beer nuts, all very well integrated. On the palate it is smooth and rich at the beginning, full of prune and burned oranges peel flavours. Provocative spicy notes appear just before its nuttiness cuts through the sweetness.
A smooth and rich sweet sherry made of 80% Palomino and 20% Pedro Ximénez. It offers vibrant and well-integrated notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, shoe polish and raisin. Its ageing process recreates that of the wines which crossed the oceans in the 17th-century voyages, with each wine separately matured in its own solera for 12 years before blending and additional three years ageing.