Lustau Palo Cortado, Sherry

Palo Cortado Lustau

The rarest and most mysterious style of Sherry, this Palo Cortado from the esteemed Bodega Lustau weds the elegance and dryness of a Fino with the beautiful salted caramel aromatics and viscous mouthfeel of an Oloroso. 19%abv and bone dry; pale amber fading to gold with bright reflections in the glass. Fig, dried apricot, cola, and toasted almond on the nose. Mouth-filling and dry with a fresh acidity and a long, salted nut finish. Disclaimer: This is NOT a dessert wine, unless (like this taster) your favorite dessert is cheese. Insanely versatile. In the past week I’ve paired this wine with everything from chicken liver mousse crostini with fig jam, to roasted chicken with stringbeans almondine and garlic potatoes, even a light meal of miso soup with edamame. #fortifiedtilidie  W.M

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