Lustau Rare Cream Solera Superior NV / 750 ml.

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RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 1st Feb 2007
The non-vintage Rare Cream, Superior is a moderately sweet, pleasant Sherry. Do your old grandmother a favor and give her this sophisticated drink instead of Harvey’s Bristol Cream.
WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
With scents of baked apples and figs, this Cream stands out for its smooth softness, a texture that will meld with pastel de nueces.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2002
Elegant and complex. Beautifully balanced, this sweet Sherry bears a firm structure, lending a dryness on the finish and carrying the nut, smoke and caramel accents to a long finish. Drink now.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2016
Offers a friendly, open-knit feel, without the overt headiness of most cream version. Sports licorice root, fruitcake and brown bread notes, laced with a hint of toasted raisin. Drink now. 400 cases made.

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Primary Grape: Palomino | All Grapes: 80% Palomino Fino, 20% Pedro Ximénez

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Bright mahogany colour with concentrated aromas of ripe fruit and raisins. The ultimate cream sherry. Luscious and mellow, complex and very long on the palate, with clean acidity.

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RP90 90 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (1st Feb 2007)

The non-vintage Rare Cream, Superior is a moderately sweet, pleasant Sherry. Do your old grandmother a favor and give her this sophisticated drink instead of Harvey’s Bristol Cream.

WS89 89 pts. / Wine & Spirits (October 1, 2013)

With scents of baked apples and figs, this Cream stands out for its smooth softness, a texture that will meld with pastel de nueces.

SP89 89 pts. / Wine Spectator (Sep 30, 2002)

Elegant and complex. Beautifully balanced, this sweet Sherry bears a firm structure, lending a dryness on the finish and carrying the nut, smoke and caramel accents to a long finish. Drink now.

SP88 88 pts. / Wine Spectator (Aug 31, 2016)

Offers a friendly, open-knit feel, without the overt headiness of most cream version. Sports licorice root, fruitcake and brown bread notes, laced with a hint of toasted raisin. Drink now. 400 cases made.

Description / Lustau Rare Cream Solera Superior NV / 750 ml.

Producer Notes

Bright mahogany colour with concentrated aromas of ripe fruit and raisins. The ultimate cream sherry. Luscious and mellow, complex and very long on the palate, with clean acidity.

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Country / Spain

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SKU 56671
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Lustau Rare Cream Solera Superior
Country Spain
Region Jerez
Product Location - Location-Appellation Jerez-Xeres-Sherry
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 20%
Wine/Spirit Brand Lustau
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Cream Sherry
Vintage NV
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Fortified Wine
Grape(s) 80% Palomino Fino, 20% Pedro Ximénez
Primary Grape Palomino
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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WE9393 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/30/2009
With piercing aromas of raisin pudding, molasses and spice, this rolls out the welcome mat and more. Luscious is probably as tame as you can put it; this is a ribald sweet wine with acidic backbone and hugely intense flavors of baked brown sugar, cinnamon cake and molasses. Powerful but still racy due to bracing acidity. About as good as it gets with P.X.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
The exuberant and saturated sweet flavors of sun-ripened grapes spread throughout the entire palate, sustained by firm acidity. That acidity imposes its mineral tones, without overshadowing the seductive caramel sensation that lasts. Serve it chilled as a digestif.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
As smooth as a nutty caramel candy seasoned with spice, this PX moves slowly through the mouth, leaving a soft, warm memory in its wake. Extremely ripe, this has enough acidity to keep it from being tiring.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2011
Caramel brown in color, with the viscosity of motor oil, this is soft yet firm, carrying flavors of walnut, dried fig and burnt sugar. Sweet but not oppressively so, with a slightly bitter finish. Drink now. 500 cases imported.

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WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/2009
Attractive caramel, apricot and peach aromas drive straight to a pure, creamy palate of cinnamon apple, mocha, coffee and chocolate. It’s quite smooth and balanced, and very long on the finish. Avoids all the pitfalls of sweet Sherry by maintaining its balance and mouthfeel.
WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
This is rich, but its lively acidity gives the caramel and nut flavors grace and precision. Serve it chilled, with — or in place of — a nut tart.
SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2006
The intensity of this Sherry comes from the alcohol. Roasted walnut, caramel and molasses are the flavors. Moderate length. Drink now.

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Lustau Vermut Blanco NV / 750 ml.

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WE9494 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 3/1/2018
This pale gold, Sherry-based vermouth is made from fino, sweetened with Moscatel wine. Mild, grassy aromas lead into a sweet and citrusy palate, with mouthwatering acidity and a fresh, grassy exit accented by a floral hint. (Kara Newman)

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WS9191 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
Generous in its flavors of figs and nuts, this is a medium-weight moscatel, fresh enough to accompany baked apples for dessert, and sweet enough to drink on its own, after dinner.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/2009
Dark brown in color, with sweet aromas of candied fruit, brown sugar and mocha. The palate is lively and warm, with zesty yet baked flavors of toffee, caramel and apricot. A little fiery and driving on the finish, with a lasting spice note. Excellent for an aged, dark-style Moscatel.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2014
This avoids the slightly cloying edge found in most Moscatel Sherries, with bright green tea and ginger notes adding lift and freshness to the rum-soaked raisin, tiramisu and fig flavors. Drink now.

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WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2015
A classic Fino, this is precise in its structure and completely dry. With its mineral notes of iodine and salt, light hints of nuts and green olives and refreshing acidity, it’s almost addictive, especially if you have prawns sautéed in garlic and herbs on hand.
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Jun 2005
The brilliant quality of Emilio Lustau’s sherries is indisputable. Sherry remains the world’s most underappreciated and undervalued beverage, as the price for this beauty attests. The crisp, light-bodied, pungent, potent Light Fino Jarana is redolent of the smells and flavors of roasted nuts. It would be amazing with Japanese sushi or rich soups.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2014
Shows a light rancio note, with a cheesy hint giving way to rather salty lemon pulp, jicama and chalk accents. Whiffs of straw and nectarine lend some depth and flesh to the finish. Drink now.
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 6/30/2009
More yellow than Lustau’s manzanilla, Jarana is a lovely, proper fino with a nose of iodine, lemon blossom and popcorn. The palate is staunch and doesn’t back down; the high-toned nut and citrus flavors seem classic and elevated. And the finish is intense and frames everything in walnut oil and toast.

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WS9090 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2017
This wine’s caramel flavors become more saline as the wine opens in the glass. It’s soft in texture and voluptuous in aromas, a seductive blend of sweet, concentrated liqueur-like fruit and salt.
RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Jun 2005
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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Aug 31, 2016
Walnut, halva, singed almond and green tea notes give this an intriguing profile, flirting with an off-dry character. Stays dry through the bitter orange-edged finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made.

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RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Jun 2005
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.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2009
This Oloroso’s dose of pedro ximénez accounts for its aromas of raisins, dried fruits and figs, as well as its creamy, spicy texture. Complex notes of cinnamon, clove, iodine and mineral details build into the finish. Serve it with cinnamon flan.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background.
ST9090 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar -
Pure, distinctly dried-fruit (figs and dates) nose. A luscious, decidedly sweet, but balance dessert wine with coffee, chocolate, date and apricot flavors.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2002
Rich and concentrated with coffee and caramel flavors in a balanced presentation. Picks up a grilled nut accent on the finish. Solid and complex, but not cloying. Drink now.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 2/1/2009
This traditional wine from Lustau is made in the Cream style. It’s dark and pretty, with PX-ish prune and caramel aromas. It’s not as thick as Pedro Ximénez, and thus isn’t syrupy. But it’s certainly rich and full of cookie, molasses, maple and brown sugar flavors. For anyone who likes a sweet Sherry that’s balanced, this is a good place to go.

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WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/15/2009
Attractive caramel, apricot and peach aromas drive straight to a pure, creamy palate of cinnamon apple, mocha, coffee and chocolate. It’s quite smooth and balanced, and very long on the finish. Avoids all the pitfalls of sweet Sherry by maintaining its balance and mouthfeel.
WS8989 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
This is rich, but its lively acidity gives the caramel and nut flavors grace and precision. Serve it chilled, with — or in place of — a nut tart.
SP8787 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2006
The intensity of this Sherry comes from the alcohol. Roasted walnut, caramel and molasses are the flavors. Moderate length. Drink now.

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Harveys Bristol Cream NV / 1.5 L.

NV / 1.5 L.

Item #: 69096

SP8585 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 15, 2003
Sweet and pleasant, with caramel and raisin notes, but not that complex, with a nutty aftertaste. Drink now. 120,000 cases imported.

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Primary Grape: Palomino

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Not Shippable. WNY Local Delivery and In-Store Pickup only. Learn More Sorry, this item is not available for shipment outside of the Western New York area. Either the bottle is too large for our packaging (i.e. we cannot ship anything larger than 750 ml), the dimensions/shape of the bottle doesn't fit within our packaging for safe shipment, or this is a widely-distributed wine (e.g. Barefoot, Yellow Tail, etc) which we only sell at our physical store or for in-store pickup.

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RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Jun 2005
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.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2009
This Oloroso’s dose of pedro ximénez accounts for its aromas of raisins, dried fruits and figs, as well as its creamy, spicy texture. Complex notes of cinnamon, clove, iodine and mineral details build into the finish. Serve it with cinnamon flan.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - June 1, 2011
This is a selection from botas of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez raised separately and then blended to age for three years in solera. The result puts the sweetness of the PX in front, with flavors of plum jam and tobacco. The salinity of the Oloroso brings freshness and fine minerality that play softly in the background.
ST9090 pts. - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar -
Pure, distinctly dried-fruit (figs and dates) nose. A luscious, decidedly sweet, but balance dessert wine with coffee, chocolate, date and apricot flavors.
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2002
Rich and concentrated with coffee and caramel flavors in a balanced presentation. Picks up a grilled nut accent on the finish. Solid and complex, but not cloying. Drink now.
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 2/1/2009
This traditional wine from Lustau is made in the Cream style. It’s dark and pretty, with PX-ish prune and caramel aromas. It’s not as thick as Pedro Ximénez, and thus isn’t syrupy. But it’s certainly rich and full of cookie, molasses, maple and brown sugar flavors. For anyone who likes a sweet Sherry that’s balanced, this is a good place to go.

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Valdespino Inocente Fino | Dry Sherry NV / 750 ml.

Dry Sherry
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RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Aug 2013
The NV Fino Inocente must be one of the few wines in Jerez that is still fermented in 600-liter American oak botas, which is an incredible amount of work compared with fermenting tens of thousands of kilos of grapes (or even more) in a big stainless steel tank. This method was the norm of yesteryear, but is so labor intense that it was discontinued in most wineries, and gives a big diversity of wines, as each barrel has its own character, which contributes to the complexity of the blend. Furthermore, the bottled wine is on average 8 to 10 years old. One other thing that makes it apart from other Finos is that the grapes are exclusively from the high part of the Macharnudo vineyard, so this is a single-vineyard Fino. The nose is very complex, showing the effect of the long lees contact: chalk, dried hay, aromatic herbs and salty almonds. The palate is full, but at the same time elegant and balanced, powerful and fine, with the texture of a Meursault rather than a Puligny. A very complex wine, that manages to be both powerful and elegant. Inocente is great value for money. Drink 2013–2016.
WS9494 pts. - Wine & Spirits - October 1, 2013
Inocente is one of the only Fino Sherries (and perhaps the only one) that still follows the tradition of fermentation in wood. The slow exposure to oxygen as it ages in barrels increases the wine’s aromatic complexity, the notes fanning out beyond salt and citrus toward herbs and smoke. It feels tense and firm, driven by electric acidity, ready for tapas, like boquerones or fried baitfish.
SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 31, 2013
High-pitched, featuring talc, chamomile, chalk and jicama notes, followed by a pure, stone-tinged finish. Very graceful, lacy and long. Drink now. 2,500 cases made.
SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Web only – 2008
Delicate and bright, with green olive, iodine and a touch of the seashore. It ends with a crisp finish and saline taste. Drink now. 200 cases imported.

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Primary Grape: Palomino

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