Made using Yamadanishiki rice grown in Sado Island. It is graceful and elegant, the nose is the bouquet of roses , orange blossom and apple. Complex sweet spice notes towards the finish.
Yamadanishiki is hard to grow up north in Japan, however, they manage to grow a small batch in Sado Island just starting a few years ago. The small batch of rice is why there is so little of this award winning sake.
October 2020 Discovery Box Selection
Fine Sake Awards 2021 - Gold
IWC Sake 2019 - Gold
Kura Master 2019 - Gold
The Ginjo-ka was more apparent on the 2nd day
Appearance: Clear, pale, lemon-green appearance with watery legs. Nose: Sake has clean nose, medium (+) aroma intensity with notes of wood shavings, Ginjo (apple, pear, rose), fruity/floral (pear skin), spices (white pepper), and cereal/grain (steamed rice). Palate: Sake is off-dry, with medium (+) umami and acidity, medium level of perceived alcohol, medium body with velvety texture, and medium (+) flavour intensity with notes of wood shavings, Ginjo (apple, pear, rose), fruity/floral (pear skin), spices (white pepper), and cereal/grain (steamed rice). Sake has a dry and medium (+) finish length with bitterness of pear skin and hints of steamed rice and some spiciness of white pepper. Remarks: The Ginjo-ka was more apparent on the 2nd day, with pear notes becoming more prominent.