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Almacenistas are independent sherry artisans who have historically been producing and ageing small stocks of Sherry. For decades Lustau has led a revolutionary project: bottling a small range of these authentic wines unblended, preserving their genuineness.
Antonio Caballero ran a brandy distillery in the 1870’s. He established a few soleras of Sherry at the end of the 19th century which he cared for personally with devotion. His nephews, 'sobrinos' in Spanish, took over the business after Antonio retired and decided to continue his legacy starting to act as almacenistas. In the 1960`s they moved the most special soleras to a very unique location, the Castle of San Marcos, in the town of El Puerto de Santa María.
This exclusive solera of Amontillado consists of 38 casks. It is aged for an average period of 18 years, in the cellars of the Castle of San Marcos in the coastal town of El Puerto de Santa María.
Beautiful bright amber colour with coppery reflections. This wine shows aromas of hazelnut praline and candied orange zest with nuances of furniture polish and smoked wood in the background. Dry, pungent and flavoursome, with refreshing acidity. Enormously nutty with a delicious salty spiced touch and an extremely long aftertaste.
Gold Medal, 95 points, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge
Best in Show, Decanter World Wine Awards
Lustau Almacenista Amontillado del Castillo 1/38