Lustau Don Nuño Oloroso
This Sherry has a succulent edge, with date and ganache hints weaving around dry notes of walnut, buckwheat and poppy seed. The long, smoky finish lets the walnut edge play out, ending on the drier side of the spectrum. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported.
Opens with a wonderful set of nutty, dry aromas along with pit fruits like nectarine, apricot and peach. The palate is a cacaphony of toasty, peppery flavors sweetened by caramel and brown sugar. It has a fine feel and balance, and then finishing notes of browned butter and sautéed mushroom. Delicious oloroso.
The NV Dry Oloroso Don Nuno is produced from Palomino grapes, fortified to 20%, and aged in American oak botas. Its heady, aromatic nose still has some fruity aromas from the grapes, intermixed with the noble woods, which comes through as a textbook, young Oloroso nose. The medium-bodied palate reveals very clean flavors of roasted nuts and a touch of brandy. It's a good entry-level Oloroso, with good quality to price ratio. Drink 2013-2015.