Friday, 30 December 2016
Candela Cream 18%, Bodegas Lustau
AppearancePaler than many Creams, deep honeyed amber with coppery highlights, legs.
NosePlenty of Oloroso with background notes of walnut and pasas, even autumn leaves and honey, not over intense but subtle and elegant, perhaps fairly young.
PalateSweet but with a gentle balancing acidity, light, clean and fresh with an appealing texture. There is a slight rolling tobacco note along with hints of slightly honeyed raisins and a certain nuttiness and good length.
CommentsIn 2008 Lustau purchased the brands and soleras of the Domecq La Ina range of Fino La Ina, PX Viña 25, Oloroso Rio Viejo and Amontillado Botaina, but the range lacked a Cream and the firm's oenologist, Manuel Lozano, was charged with producing one. Candela was launched in September 2010 and in December won gold at the Concurso Internacional de Vinos de España.
PriceAround 8 euros from Licores Corredera