Lustau – East India Solera Sherry

Rating: 80-100 out of 10

Nose: big, and very rich. Tangy, sweet an beefy. Fruit. Dried prunes, dried cherries and figs. Think of it as a Pedro Ximenez sherry with the sticky sweetness toned down. Quite sweet,but not obnoxiously.

Distant nutty notes, and distant mentholated. There’s a medincal / reform-shop side too it as well, which reminds me of the Balvenie TUN 1401 batch 5. Strangely enough there’s also some distant sulphuric notes in there, but nothing too offensive.

Mouth: very big. Sweet and sour, and again, beefy. Fresh grapes and sultanas. Mirabelle prunes. Develops into more more herbal notes. Quite drinkable, but it packs quite some heat for something bottled at 20%.

Finish: not very long. Herbal and beefy, with hints of fresh garden herbs.

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