Bodegas Lustau, Oloroso, Pata de Gallina, Almacenista Jarana, Jerez, Spain

Bodegas Lustau, Oloroso, Pata de Gallina, Almacenista Jarana, Jerez, Spain

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Bodegas Lustau, Oloroso, Pata de Gallina, Almacenista Jarana, Jerez, Spain

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Stockholder Don Jaun García Jarana runs this 100-year-old bodega as a hobby, his 300 butts including Finos, Amontillados and Olorosos. His main business is as proprietor of a company called Two Wheels, importing Japanese motorcycles. Despite the apparent lack of synergy, or maybe because of it, his Olorosos are widely acclaimed.

Dark in colour with aromas of dried fruits, this is a rich and concentrated wine. An Oloroso (the word means “fragrant” in Spanish) from the oldest solera, this would be equally at home with game or the cheese board. .

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Wine Advocate91/100
The non-vintage Oloroso Pata de Gallina, Almacenista Garcia Jarana, also a dark amber, offers smoke, earth, and almonds. It would also make a fine match with game.
Jay S Miller - 28/02/2007 Read more
Jancis Robinson MW
Miraculously pure, pale yellow tawny sherry from a small, individual stockholder rather than a big bodega. So clean and fresh. Sprightly nuttiness. Bring on the nuts and cheese. 
Jancis Robinson MW - Financial Times - December 2014 Read more

About this WINE

Bodegas Emilio Lustau

Bodegas Emilio Lustau

Emilio Lustau was established in 1896 and was initially a small family concern until the founder`s son-in-law placed it on a business footing.

The firm is perhaps best known as pioneering the Almacenista system, whereby individual dry sherries are produced from small private holdings. These are bottled under Lustau`s name but with the individual bodega's name on the label as well. Today they are amongst the most sought-out Sherries in the region.

The firm also produces superb wines from its recently acquired 170 hectare Montenegrillo vineyard.

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Palomino Fino

Palomino Fino

Palomino, named after Fernan Yanez Palomonio, one of King Alfonso X`s knights, is the primary grape variety for Sherry styles (Fino, Manzanilla, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado) production.

It is a high yielding variety that is widely planted in Spain producing mostly insipid thin, dull wines lacking in fruit and acidity. However it thrives on the predominantly chalk based soils of Cadiz  where it produces large bunches of golden yellow grapes, which ripen in early September. The resulting must is transparent in colour and somewhat neutral in flavour, but the subsequent wine can develop a coating of flor before maturing in the solera system and produce a whole range of intense and aromatic sherries.

It is also grown in South Africa, California, and Australia where it is fortified to make sherry-style wines.

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