Emilio Lustau San Emilio Pedro Ximenez Sherry
We’ve given exceptionally good reviews to the Hidalgo and Valdespino Pedro Ximenez, but the Lustau is on another level when it comes to flavour concentration. The only way to describe the viscosity of this wine is to dip a warm tea spoon into a tub of wild honey (not the dilute supermarket sort) and add it to an equal part of warm water. In short the palate weight is about double that of the Hidalgo and Valdespino Pedro Ximenez.
Very deep, dark sienna brown colour with a deep olive green hue. Aroma of molasses, spice, burnt toffee, and treacle. The palate is filled with the flavours of raisin concentrate, with the texture of warm honey. Velvet smooth, layers of molasses and toffee emerge over wild honey and embraced by a warm and mellow spirit back ground. Very long concentrated honey aftertaste.
A superb drink. (2002)