Saito Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
This sake has a beautiful Nashi Pear fragrance, soft and clean touch on the palate. Medium body and a dry, crisp finish. Made from 100% Yamadanishiki and famous Fushimizu water from Kyoto. Recommended drunk chilled.
This Junmai Daiginjo is the only sake that has won 14 consecutive gold medals at the Japan New Sake Award. A sake drinker I know described this sake as reminiscent of his first love.
July 2020 Discovery Box Selection
IWC Sake 2020, 2021 - Silver
Japan New Sake Award - Gold Medal
International Wine Challenge - Gold Medal 2017
International Sake Challenge - Trophy 2017
Review from onnomi #32
21:04:02 From W.E.: Everyone likes sillky texture 21:04:20 From T.N : eiken is v interestingly soft 21:04:35 From JL : yay!! eikun ftw 21:05:06 From J.C : Eikun is a deserving winner. Very elegant 21:05:18 From M.M. : YES!
saw that it was brewed in kyoto prefecture so I decided to give this a try
Rich, complex, and soft mouth-feel. Great sake
Appearance: Clear, pale, lemon-green appearance with viscosity observed. Nose: Sake has clean nose, pronounced medium (+) intensity with notes of Ginjo (pear, melon, banana, apple), fruity/floral (pear skin, banana skin, apple skin), and lactic/dairy (custard, cream). Palate: Sake is off-dry, with medium (+) umami and acidity, medium level of perceived alcohol, medium (+) body with creamy texture and medium (+) flavour intensity with notes of Ginjo (pear, melon, banana, apple), fruity/floral (pear skin, banana skin, apple skin), and lactic/dairy (custard, cream). Sake has a medium (+) finish length with notes of Ginjo and bitterness of pear/apple skin as aftertaste. Remarks: Rich, complex, and soft mouth-feel. Great sake though.
Elegant & Refined
Elegant fruity aroma but distinctive of pear fragrance on the nose. It has a refined and silky smooth texture on the palate. And ends with clean and crisp finishing. Well balance, elegant and refined character sake!