Written By Treve Ring Fortified Wine / Libations Jul 26, 2010 Lustau Solera Reserva Dry Amontillado Los Arcos N/V SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJerez, Manzanilla, Spain $15-18 for 375mlOnce one of the most popular wines worldwide, Sherry’s had a bad rep over the past few decades. A Spanish sea-worth of cheap imposters and an aging Granny association turned it from hep drink of choice to joke of the week. Props to reputable producers getting quality product to the market – and for adventuresome drinkers giving it another try. But even those in the know might scratch their head about Amontillado. This lesser-seen variety of sherry is darker than Fino but lighter than Oloroso. This wine is partially aged under the flor yeast like the Finos, but finishes its aging without it. Amontillado takes its name from the Montilla region in Spain where it originated in the 18th Century. Emilio Lustau was founded in 1896, and is easily recognizable by the dark bottle with sloping shoulders – exclusive to the company.Clear and bright amber in colour, this is a pungent waft of aged nuttiness, wood, and stony spice in the nose. The dry, round palate is layered with bitter walnuts & almonds, orange, iodine, molasses and spicy, salty figs. Dry and silky finish – with a positively rancio character that you’ll find addictive. This crisp Amontillado is fantástico chilled with nuts, cured meats and aged Manchego. Great value here.*By EU law, true Sherries must only come from Jerez, the traditional home of Sherry production.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)Fortified WineSpainWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Dessert Wines / Fortified Wine / Red Wine / Rosé / Sparkling Wine / White Wine February 4, 2013 Westside Wine Trails – Sip With Your Sweetheart Event The Westside Wine Trail wineries return for their annual Sip with Your Sweetheart Event in celebration of Valentine’s Day. All nine wineries of ... Read More Food Pairings / Fortified Wine December 7, 2012 Wines of Worth: Sherry + Food I was thinking about this week’s topic, as I so often do, over a late night drink. In my glass? Palo Cortado Sherry. On my plate? Salty Grana ... Read More Fortified Wine February 21, 2012 Bodegas Hidalgo Manzanilla La Gitana I love sherry. Ancient, lengthy, site-specific, traditional, rare, haunting, lingering, unique. What’s not to like? People complain that it’s too ... Read More Fortified Wine February 9, 2011 Gonzales Byass Noe Pedro Ximénez, VORS Pedro Ximénez , or PX as it’s affectionately called, epitomizes the adage that a little goes a long way. Made from a white grape with the same ... Read More Fortified Wine December 19, 2010 Carlo Pellegrino Passito de Pantelleria A pretty common holiday scenario: friends over for dinner, perhaps impromptu, you’re all indulging in the merriment of the season, you want to ... Read More Comments are closed.