What does this wine taste like?
|Mahogany / Old gold|
|Powerful / Concentrated / Elegant / Toasty notes / Confectionery notes / Wood|
|Smooth / Flavoursome / Roasted notes / Ageing notes / Well-integrated wood|
Not quite the best value from Lustau
This is one of several brandies from Lustau. I visited the solera and sampled several of the older more complex varieties. A little darker and more malty than the Reserva, in my opinion it does not quite merit the higher price, but try and make your own opinion. Forgetting the comparison with other Lustau brandies, this is an excellent buy.
Rich and smooth
An excellent, medium priced brandy. Full of flavours, yet smooth and very drinkable. Not at all got up to be a pretentious or fancy product, just simple good quality and great taste.
The original company was founded in 1896 by Don José Ruiz-Berdejo, a wholesaler who grew vines on an estate that is still in the family, and sold his wines to the large exporting bodegas. Don Emilio Lustau Ortega, his son-in-law, established the bodega in 1940 in the old quarter of Jerez de la Frontera, from where the company has been exporting its wines since 1950. Over the next 40 years, there was considerable development, including new bodega facilities, until in 1990 the...