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2013 Uriondo Bizkaiko Txakolina
Josh Raynolds, IWC (Vinous), Sept/Oct 2014
($20) (70% hondarribi zuri, 20% mune mahatsa, a.k.a. sauvignon blanc and 10% txori mahatsa, a.k.a. folle blanche): Pale yellow. Displays incisive aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruits, quinine and chalky minerals, along with a subtle floral nuance and a touch of ginger. Dry and racy, showing no excess fat and finishing with strong mineral cut. This would be a great wine to serve with raw shellfish or sashimi of lighter fish, like fluke.
2012 Uriondo Bizkaiko Txakolina
International Wine Cellar, #170, Sept/Oct 2013 - Josh Raynolds
($17) Pale, green-tinged yellow. High-pitched citrus fruit and floral scents, with a smoky mineral overtone. Dry, nervy and focused, offering bitter lemon/lime and quince flavors and a hint of honeysuckle. Closes zesty and long, with lingering spiciness and very good clarity.
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