New Store Arrivals October 2005
- Sara Wind
For a limited time True Sake is the only place outside of Japan that you can buy an extremely unique sake from Niigata called Sara Wind. This sake from the makers of Shirataki Jozen Junmai Ginjo and Shirataki Junmai is packaged in a bandana-like white cloth that conceals a glass drinking cup. It is really beautiful packaging, but you know our store rule: we will never sell anything that looks cool but tastes like Sh#t! This Junmai is clean and very subtle. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.5. There is nice hint of rice flavors wrapped in a silky and very soft/dry fluid. It is extremely drinkable, and makes a "cannot miss" gift! The 500ml cloth-wrapped bottle sells for $25.
True Sake has an exclusive on a really brilliant Junmai Ginjo from Kyoto called Shutendouji or as we call it "Vulnerable Virgin." This sake uses a brewing rice that is almost twice as expensive as the most expensive brewing rice called Yamadanishiki. The result is a rich and devilish sake that speaks volumes in flavor and feel. Here is my review of the sake and please note that it sells for $42/720ml bottle with nice box!
- Shutendouji "Vulnerable Virgin"
Kyoto Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +2 Acidity: 1.5 As people have "presence" this Ginjo has ubber "presence." The unique nose is filled with ripe fruits, cane sugar, blueberries, and a hint of cedar. This sake, which is full of sexual connotations, is quite sexy indeed. The long neck not only looks ummmm phallic, it also makes an amazing sound when pouring! Talk about a voluptuous sake filled with deep rich and fruity flavors. It has a playground sweetness and an arena-sized complexity loaded with a full- bodied goodness that yells "take me!" WORD: Naughty WINE: Chewy pinot noirs/hefty chardonnay BEERS: Sweet ales FOODS: Complex dishes looking for love!
You can review many of our sakes on our web site:www.truesake.com