Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NV Jerez

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NV Emilio Lustau East India Solera Sherry, Jerez

We don't see a lot of sherry in Toronto. Unfortunately, because sherry is a wonderful wine with food. This example is a sweet wine, which I opened to drink with the venison my friend brought over.

In a 37.5 cL bottle. Very dark colour, like molasses. Aroma like it too, but showing caramel and spice. Like an old, nonvintage tawny port, without the fruit. Round and pillowy in the mouth, with good sweetness. Harmonic. Alcohol very well integrated. Good length. With the meat, I thought it paired well. The spiciness of the wine contrasted well with the subtle perfume of the rosemary, and it helped bring more richness to the very lean meat.

My friend was a bit skeptical about drinking a sweet wine with dinner. Stayed skeptical afterwards.

DF

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