The brewery master uses the best 50% of the polished rice to create this skillful sake with a rich flavour for special celebration. The patterns of treasures on the sake has been passed down from generations signifying good luck.
I find this sake bottle very charming, each charm on the label describes a certain important element of the sake brewery. It does add to the experience of sake tasting.
Sake is typical of Niigata style; dry, but with some depth of complexity.
Ginjo-ka appears to be absent, less some hints of fresh pear. Notes of oak, cereals, malt, fresh cream, custard, and some earthiness. Palate: Notes of custard, cereals, malt, cream, yoghurt, oak, with hints of vanilla and some earthiness. Body: Medium. Alcohol: Medium (+). Umami: Medium (-). Acidity: Low Personal opinion: Sake is typical of Niigata style; dry, but with some depth of complexity. From the nose and palate, it seems to be leaning a bit more towards the Junmai side. For a Junmai Daiginjo, it felt a little heavier on the body and alcohol, as though it’s a Genshu. Very keen to see how it’ll pair with food! Side note: Maybe I should have tried this with the Junmai glass instead.
Good acidity, rich and tasty!