A blog and review on all things Sherry. It is about tasting, enjoyment and learning more about the World’s Finest Wine. "Sherry is a thoroughbred" as Javier Hidalgo rightly puts it. Included are the amazing local Brandies and the remarkably good table wines also produced in the province of Cádiz.
Back in 2016 chef and owner of
the triple Michelin starred restaurant Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa María,
and his sommelier Juan Ruiz Henestrosa selected a butt of Fino at the Luis
Caballero bodega El Drago. This was duly bottled en rama and labelled for them
and the wine was available exclusively at the restaurant under the name “Yodo”
which translates as “iodine” in reference to the maritime character of the
wine. There were 300 x litre bottles and there have been a couple of sacas since then including an Amontillado.
Andoni (L) and Ángel with their butt of Txodo
Now another special wine
selection from a single butt at Lustau has been made, this time by Ángel León
and his great friend Andoni Luis Aduriz, chef and owner of the two Michelin star
restaurant Mugaritz in San Sebastián. It is called "Txodo", the Basqe pronunciation of "Yodo". The selection was made with the
help of Lustau oenologist Sergio Martínez and this time it is a 20 year old
Oloroso en rama which spent 18 years ageing statically and which will be
available exclusively at both restaurants. 1,000 x 50cl bottles.