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SHERRY, MADEIRA AND OTHER FORTIFIED
947. DRY OLOROSO, 'Pata de Gallina', Lustau. Sherry (50cl bottle)
"As with most of Lustau’s Almacenistas, the making of wine is more of a hobby than an economic enterprise for Sr García-Jarana. Sr García-Jarana is also the proprietor of a company called "Two Wheels", which represents many of the Spanish, Japanese and Italian manufacturers of bicycles and motorcycles - a popular mode of transport in Jerez. Sr. García-Jarana also sponsors young riders in the frequent motorcyle races held at the Jerez race track. His wines are aged in an ancient and impeccable bodega located at “barrio de Santiago”, the flamenco quarter of Jerez de la Frontera, known as “El Aljibe” which means ‘a well’ it is one of the most beautiful in the region. It’s in these charming sourroundings that the solera of Pata de Gallina gracefully ages. Lustau first selected this wine in 1989 and since then it has gone on to be one of the defining wines of the Almacenista range."
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Just add this oloroso to the growing list of excellent Sherries from Lustau. This one is tellingly nutty on the nose, thus the hazelnut and walnut flavors are expected as they become part of a bigger painting that includes coffee, bitter chocolate and baked fruits. Warming and charming, with subtle acidity. Very elegant and refined."
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.