Lustau 'Los Arcos' Dry Amontillado Sherry NV
Not Vintage Specific
WS Top 100
Item Number: 12269
Wine Advocate 93
"The non-vintage Dry Amontillado Los Arcos Solera Reserva reveals a medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeyed, dry personality with great acid.
Lustau made its reputation in the foreign markets with its extraordinary single cask Almacenistas which had been accumulated by the family over many years as their soleras are among the oldest in Sherry. The family also owns over 500 acres of vineyards. These are all remarkable efforts for their stunning value. While they are still under-the-radar for most American wine lovers, I encourage readers to give them a try as they are great introductory reference points for how profound sherry can be. I first wrote about the extraordinary sherries of Emilio Lustau many years ago, in the early days of The Wine Advocate. The portfolio of under $25 a bottle selections represents remarkable value for their complex, well-made personalities. Lustau includes a bottling date code as purchasers would want to buy Finos and Manzanillas as young as possible. It is difficult to describe the glories of sherry, but I’ll try. These Solera Reservas are all great reference points at a low price point from Lustau. None of the Almacenista soleras, which are single cask and very limited bottlings, are reviewed since they are priced over $25 a bottle, but they can be as profound as any alcoholic beverage in the world." ~ RP
Wine Spectator 90
WS TOP 100 2012 Rank 82
" A more flattering style, with an off-dry edge to the walnut paste, hazelnut, date and clove-studded orange notes, which show nice focus and zip on the finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported." ~ JM
" Soft and dry, a light, freshly nutty style of Amontillado with just a hint of wood and smoky raisins. Very attractive fresh fruit and clean acidity.
The Los Arcos Amontillado is ideal as a warming aperitiff, with tapas, especially nuts and meats. It can also be served with a meal or any type of cold meat platter or richly flavored seafoods. It is best served lightly chilled in a copita or white wine glass.
This Amontillado sherry is 100% Palomino Fino. Matured in the town of Jerez de la Frontera, its character is achieved with biological and oxidative aging. " ~ Winery notes
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