The Wine Advocate: Readers looking for something weighty, sweet, and provocative should check out the non-vintage East India Solera. A blend of soleras averaging 15 to 50 years of age, it boasts a dark amber color as well as a huge nose of melted toffee, caramel, figs, and prunes. This over-the-top yet surprisingly vibrant (because of good acidity) effort is best drunk as dessert at the end of a meal. Robert Parker, June 2005.
Description In centuries gone by, casks of sherry were lashed to ships sailing for the Indies as ballast, and were found to develop an extraordinary smoothness and complexity. Lustau has revived this style of sherry in the East India wine. Unforgettable flavours of raisins, candied peel and nuts. Robert Parkers comment: Nutty, sweet, crème brûlée smell. Awarded Silver Medal at IWC 2004. Perfect companion to light desserts and cakes, but can also be served with cheeses, or simply as a sweet digestif. Serve at cool room temperature. www.emilio-lustau.com