Pedro Ximenez, San Emilio, Lustau

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Lustau

Region: Jerez, Andalusia, Spain

Appellation: D.O. Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

Type: Sweet fortified red

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: 100% Pedro Ximénez

Blend: Solera system

Winemaking details: not communicated

Aging: 12 years (oxydative)

Sugar level: 417 g / Liter

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Brown
  • Intensity = Medium

NOSE

  • Intensity = Pronounced
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Cherry, Black Plum, Chocolate, Coffe, Toffee, Olive, dates, Prun, Fig

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Sweet
  • Acidity = Medium
  • Tannins = Low
  • Alcohol = Medium
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Cherry, Black Plum, Chocolate, Coffe, Toffee, Olive, dates, Prun, Fig
  • Other = very sugary finish
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 10-12°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 20 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = at the right price
  • Comparison with same price competition = in line with the competition
  • Suitability for Diabetics = not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 10-12°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = rich desserts, cakes and pastries, strong blue cheeses (roquefort)
  • Comments = its very sugary taste and finish prevents it to access to a higher grade
  • Final Grade = B

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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