- 2004 Talai Berri Getariako Txakolina - Spain, País Vasco, Getariako Txakolina (4/3/2006)
From the reports that I've read, 2004 was an excellent year for Spanish whites. When I called in my order for a bunch of Albarinos, the woman on the phone suggested that I also pick some whites from Basque--her family's homeland.
I tried this one tonight: the grape is Hondarrabi Zuri. Nose: an enchanting spritz of lemon-lime with a floral overtone. The color was a clear, almost translucent, pale yellow. And yes, there were tiny bubbles in the glass, much like a Vinho Verde.
In fact, this tastes like a cross between a VV and very dry Sprite. That may sound strange, but actually it is very good. If it helps you can insert a reference here to the seductiveness of Halle Berry (sorry, I couldn't resist the the pun). It grabs you and doesn't let go. This will would be a perfect summer quaffer with seafood on the grill. (87 pts.)
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