Lustau Palo Cortado "Peninsula" Sherry
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Lustau Palo Cortado "Peninsula" Sherry

Item # 56964 750mL
$25.99/ Single Bottle
$311.88 $280.69/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Palo Cortado, the rarest and most unique sherry style, combines dark, grand Oloroso character with the soft palate feel of fine Amontillado. This stellar bottling from Lustau has a rich and spicy nose with intense flavors and terrific length.


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Staff Pick Notes

Raisins, plums, dark chocolate, sea salt, and earthiness linger on the palate after the first sips of this magical Lustau, Palo Cortado 'Peninsula' sherry. Don’t be surprised if you detect some spice notes as well, like crushed Pasilla and Fresno chilies or Shishito peppers. This is a super rich, full, and rounded sherry ready to complement your dinner, from Spanish tapas to chorizo and smoked meats.

- DK

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