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| From Tottori Prefecture. Muroka Junmai Nama Genshu. SMV: +5 Acidity: 1.6
The nose on this powerful unpasteurized sake is a collection of steamed rice, cocoa, musky and dusty aromas, which speaks to the very unique rice used to make this special sake. "Goriki" is a very sound sake making rice varietal and the result is a solid, rich, round and dry freshly made brew. Don't go looking for bright fruit tones here, because this loaded nama has savory layers of steamed rice, umami, nougat, and a hint of cocoa flavors on a super smooth and slightly fat fluid. If you like masculine sakes that drink rich and full-bodied (Yes I'm talking to you big red wine drinkers) then this very velvety sake is right in your wheelhouse. Goriki is a unique drinking experience that does well chilled and even lightly warmed. WORD: Rich WINE: Big reds/Fat whites BEER: Stouts FOODS: Grilled salty and savory cuisines, meats and fowl, veggies. $39 (720ml)
| From Gunma Prefecture. Junmai Ginjo. SMV: +8 Acidity: 1.4
The nose on this unique sake from Gunma is a collection of dates, powder sugar, cocoa and berry elements. This is a different Junmai Ginjo that drinks spritzy and extremely flavorful that speaks to crisp and zesty wine drinkers. Mild fruit tones of strawberry and melon dance on a semi-fat fluid that drinks bright and eventfully. A very important sake that takes newbies on a flavor treasure hunt and connoisseurs on feeling free for all. WORD: Zesty WINE: Big reds/Crisp whites BEER: Belgian and crisp ales FOODS: Bright cuisines, salty and savory fare, hints of spice. $18 (720ml)
| From Shiga Prefecture. Tokubetsu Junmai Genshu. SMV: +3 Acidity: 1.8
This is a very round and rich sake with a nose filled with rice, sweet nut, caramel and cocoa aromas. Smooth, semi-chewy, and slightly creamy this "Ninja" drinks rich and round with licks of cocoa, rice, and breakfast cereal elements. A small cup brings forth more flavor and better balance, whilst a larger cup makes the brew drink smoother, lighter and establishes the robust acidity level. A good three temperature sake that does best at room temp. WORD: Cocoa WINE: Deep reds/Smooth whites FOODS: Label says sushi, sashimi, tempura, and fried fare. $30 (720ml)
| From Yamaguchi Prefecture. Yamahai Junmai. SMV: -0.5~+0.5 Acidity: 1.4~1.7
The nose on this superb "Yamahai"-style (traditionally made sake) is a gentle collection of rice, bread, and cocoa elements. Bingo! A great sake at a great price point for what it is! This is a terrific feel-good-in-the-mouth sake that is super smooth and super round with a gentle sweetness of tangy citrus and sweet rice. Talk about velvety - the fluid of this sake is soft and heavy. But that amazing feeling is perfectly matched with unique flavors. Have you ever wanted to drink a lemon cookie with powder sugar on top? This is a very solid introduction to a Yamahai sake that has many attributes of an old-school brew. WORD: Smooth WINE: Soft reds/Round whites BEER: Clean Ales FOODS: Anything off the grill, think salty fare, smooth pastas. $27 (720ml)
| From Yamaguchi Prefecture. Infused Sake
If you enjoy fruitiness and sweetness in your alcoholic beverage, try this infused sake with Japanese orange "mikan." It drinks great on the rocks or with a touch of bubbly water. $16 (320ml)
| From Hyogo Prefecture. Aged Sake
This is a very affordable, aged (long-term matured sake) that drinks deep, complex and sweet. Uniquely, the sake is brewed only with koji-rice. $20 (375ml)
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