One of the great icons of Lustau. Its aging process mimics that of some 17th century wines developed during transatlantic journeys to distant Spanish colonies. Dark mahogany colour with bronze hues. Concentrated aromas of ripe fruit, mocha, cacao and toffee. Very complex on the palate, with clean acidity. Taste of raisins, nuts and candied orange. To achieve this, after aging separately in their own soleras, the Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez that comprise it, are combined and undergo a second aging process in a solera of 33 barrels at the Sacristía de Bodegas Lustau, with its elevated humidity and temperatures that replicate the climatic conditions that the wines would have experienced on their journeys.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06.
Robert ParkerRating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/01/2005
Wine SpectatorRating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06.