Nihonsakari Co. Ltd
A favourite of the Imperial Family, only made available to the public in 1970. This was used for the coronation of 4 Emperors. Souhana is one of the most versatile sake, fresh crisp and gentle when chilled, and deep, matured and settled flavours with a velvety texture when warmed.
This sake displays a special rich aroma and well-balanced body created by well-harmonized five flavors of sweetness, acidity, dryness, bitterness and astringency. Its been served to the imperial family for more than 100 years.
Kansake 2020 - Gold Award
Clear, water-white, colourless appearance with high viscosity. Nose: Sake has a clean, medium intensity of aromas in terms of cereal/grain (Rice flour, steamed rice), fruity/floral (whitel flowers, Lilac, mandarin orange), nuts/beans (roasted nuts, caramelised nuts), and sweetness (caramel). Palate: Sake is medium dry with medium (+) acidity and high umami, medium alcohol, and medium (+) body with a velvety texture. It has medium flavour intensity with flavours of cereal/grain (Rice flour, steamed rice), fruity/floral (whitel flowers, Lilac, mandarin orange), nuts/beans (roasted nuts, caramelised nuts), and sweetness (caramel). The sake ends off with a medium finish. Personal opinion: The junmai notes are quite dominant for this sake, especially when the sake is around hana-hie. At this temperature, the notes are rather restraint (nose and palate). As the sake gets warmer, the complexity becomes more noticeable as fruity/floral, nuts, and sweetness get more apparent. And yup, I’ll take this to go with Edo-mae sushi.
Smooth, sweet and easy on the palate. Definitely recommend drinking it warm.
Better drink warmed up.
I prefer it warm too!
very tasty. I enjoy the sake very much
sweet, smooth and easy to drink. cannot go wrong if you order this.