Lustao Palo Cortado

This wine opens with aromas of roasted nuts, toffee and dried orange peel.



 

Spanish sherry wines are in a league of their own. Finos and olorosos are the two basic types of the fortified wines, which range in style from dry to sweet. If a barrel of sherry develops a layer of yeast cells, or flor, on the surface, it becomes a fino; if a flor doesn’t develop, it becomes an oloroso wine.

My favorite sherry producer is Emilio Lustau. His Palo Cortado [$25.99; PLCB code: 10225], a dry wine scored at 96, is a rare, light oloroso. It opens with aromas of roasted nuts, toffee and dried orange peel; the nut and toffee flavors are highlighted with a touch of cardamom in the finish. Serve at cool room temperature with antipasto, pâté or cream soup.
 

Rating: 96

 

[finewineandgoodspirits.com]

Hot Reads

City Guide: 200+ Fun Things to Do (No Matter Where You Are)

City Guide: 200+ Fun Things to Do (No Matter Where You Are)

We explore every inch of Allegheny County (and beyond) for a look at the communities where we live, work and play.
6 More Things You Might Not Know About Pittsburgh

6 More Things You Might Not Know About Pittsburgh

PittGirl's at it again — this time with a list of a half-dozen fun facts you'll want to mention at your next cocktail party.
'Which Neighborhood Should I Live In?'

'Which Neighborhood Should I Live In?'

We pick the perfect neighborhood for six breeds of ’Burgher.
The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

Food trucks. Pizza boats. Bagel Clubs. The best on-the-run food in town.

The 412

Watch: UPMC Doc Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Every Baby He Delivers

Watch: UPMC Doc Sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to Every Baby He Delivers

“The Singing Doctor” of Magee-Womens Hospital makes every birth feel special.
PSA: Uber is Delivering Ice Cream On-Demand

PSA: Uber is Delivering Ice Cream On-Demand

Act quickly — you have until 5 p.m.
Twitter Beef Erupts Into ‘Pizza Dojo 2’ at Bar Marco

Twitter Beef Erupts Into ‘Pizza Dojo 2’ at Bar Marco

A hilarious pizza feud is raging on social media and Pittsburgh stands to benefit.
Watch These Brave/Insane ’Burghers Repel 26 Stories for a Good Cause

Watch These Brave/Insane ’Burghers Repel 26 Stories for a Good Cause

More than 90 adventurers repelled down the Westin Convention Center for the Shatterproof Challenge.

Hot Reads

City Guide: 200+ Fun Things to Do (No Matter Where You Are)

City Guide: 200+ Fun Things to Do (No Matter Where You Are)

We explore every inch of Allegheny County (and beyond) for a look at the communities where we live, work and play.
6 More Things You Might Not Know About Pittsburgh

6 More Things You Might Not Know About Pittsburgh

PittGirl's at it again — this time with a list of a half-dozen fun facts you'll want to mention at your next cocktail party.
'Which Neighborhood Should I Live In?'

'Which Neighborhood Should I Live In?'

We pick the perfect neighborhood for six breeds of ’Burgher.
The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

The 8 Best (Not) Restaurants in Pittsburgh

Food trucks. Pizza boats. Bagel Clubs. The best on-the-run food in town.
Best of the 'Burgh 2014

Best of the 'Burgh 2014

60 of our favorite things — from mobile fashion trucks to off-menu items and big-top apprenticeships.
Best of the 'Burgh 2014: Readers' Poll

Best of the 'Burgh 2014: Readers' Poll

Sports teams. Wing nights. Farmers Markets. Here's the most popular stuff in town.