Saturday, 30 March 2019

30.3.19 Yodo and Txodo

Back in 2016 chef and owner of the triple Michelin starred restaurant Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa María, Ángel León, 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.

Txodo (L) Yodo Amontillado and Finos

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