Clear, pale lemon green appearance with medium viscosity.
Nose: Sake has a clean, medium intensity of aromas in terms of cereal/grain (Rice flour, steamed rice), nuts/beans (roasted nuts, caramelised nuts, dark chocolate), and woodiness (cedar).
Palate: Sake is slightly dry with medium (+) acidity and umami, medium alcohol, and medium body with a creamy texture. It has medium (+) flavour intensity with flavours of cereal/grain (Rice flour, steamed rice), nuts/beans (roasted nuts, caramelised nuts, dark chocolate), and woodiness (cedar). The sake ends off with a medium finish.
Umami: Medium (+).
Acidity: Medium (+).
Personal opinion: The junmai notes are quite dominant for this sake; the starchy notes with hints of cedar. Although ginjo-ka is not really present. Perhaps due to the higher polishing, the sake is actually rather smooth. I’m actually quite curious how this would go with ham, after having some positive results with Iwa 5 and Junmai Ginjo Olive vs Iberico ham. The saltiness and umami really brings out the flavour of sake with high acidity/umami. Maybe it’ll work!