Emilio Lustau Amontillado del Castillo Almacenista

  • "Amontillado Gets Unfairly Overlooked, Try This" ~96 Decanter
  • From the Best Spanish Winery  & Best Sherry Winery
  • Crafted by the World's Best Fortified Winemaker
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About the Wine

If there's a place where wine miracles exist, it is the Jerez triangle. Bodegas Lustau has the privilege of being the only winery to produce wines within the three regions of Jerez: Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

This winery had its modest beginnings in 1986 when José Ruiz-Berdejo began to produce small batches of wine. Little did he know that this small winery that began as a humble dream would become one of the emblematic sherry-producing wineries in the world.

Some years later, this family-owned winery passed into the hands of the Luis Caballero company, a large producer of spirits; this change of ownership allowed a great development and growth of Bodegas Lustau.

Bodegas Lustau has been recognized worldwide thanks to its high-quality standards and constant innovation. It was named Best Spanish Winery in 2011 and Best Sherry Winery in 2014 and 2016 by the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Since its inception, Bodegas Lustau has remained faithful to its main objective: to offer the consumer the widest and most select collection of Sherry specialties.

The winemaking team behind Lustau wines is second to none. Sergio Martínez is the main winemaker, who is backed by years and years of experience. For five consecutive years, he has been awarded as the World's Best Fortified Winemaker by the International Wine Challenge.

Almacenistas are independent Sherry artisans who have historically been producing and ageing small stocks of Sherry. For decades Lustau has led a revolutionary project: bottling a small range of these authentic wines unblended, preserving their genuineness.

Tasting Notes: 100% Palomino Fino. Aged for 18 years in the Castillo de San Marcos winery, in the coastal city of El Puerto de Santa María. Markedly nutty, with a delicious, spicy salinity with an extraordinarily long finish.


Amontillado gets unfairly overlooked. It’s the apparently intermediate wine – not fino, not oloroso – that’s not as cultish as palo cortado. Try this: a star at the recent dinner of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino at London's Savoy hotel. From a family solera established in the 19th century, now in the Castle of San Marcos in El Puerto. Saline, hazelnuts, orange zest, spicy, an elegant riot of flavour. ~96 Decanter

Guide 2022. Color: old gold. Aroma: complex, elegant, nuts, toasted, pungent. Mouth: oily, bitter, hints of tradition, long, spicy. ~94 Guía Peñín

This is tawny in color, with an intense nose that's nutty and suggests brown sugar, citrus and dried apricot. Prickly acidity is the driver of a racy palate with toasty flavors of roasted nuts, toffee, coffee and cocoa. A long and aggressive finish shows some heat and fire. ~92 Wine Enthusiast

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