Grapelive: Wine of the Day July 1, 2015

LustauOlorosonv Emilio Lustau, Almacenista Juan Garcia Jarana, Oloroso “Pata de Gallina” Medium Sherry, Jerez de la Frontera, Xerez-Jerez-Sherry, Spain.
This medium dry Oloroso Alamacenista Pato de Gallina by Lustau is luxurious and textural in the mouth with an almost sweet and creamy feel and dense complexity and charm. This is special stuff and really worthy of the search to find it, being extremely rare and exotic, without question one of the best Oloroso styles out there, along with Equipo Navazos’ special Bota series. The Lustau Almacenista Oloroso, made from select old soleras, starts with white peach, quince, nectarine, orange peel a mix of salted nuts, vanilla and cedary spices with an oily/creamy mouth feel. This is a very generous and forward style that again has a lush almost sweet impression that is very sexy and showy, but is balanced and wonderfully detailed, this is seriously decedent and lengthy sherry, perfect for sipping and great with cheeses.
($30 est. 500ml) 94 Points, grapelive