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HeavenSake Junmai 12

ricey, gentle, compact.
Original price $32.00 - Original price $32.00
Original price
$32.00 - $32.00
Current price $32.00
Size: 720ml
This private label sake made by the ancient Konishi Sake Brewery has a very gentle nose of hay, butterscotch, nougat, and steamed rice. The methodology of this sake is to be a super drinkable Junmai that pairs very well with foods. The mission was a success! First, the lower alcohol content of 12% (instead of the typical 15-16%) makes this brew gentle. Smooth, light, and compact, it drinks more full because of the Nihonbare rice varietal and the elevated acidity, which speaks to tannin lovers who enjoy a little astringent complexity in their glass. This also speaks to red wine drinkers who enjoy subtle yet complex flavors such as persimmon, apricot, chicory, dark chocolate, and caramel licks. There is a tickle of bitterness in the finish that speaks to the craft coffee crew, and far more ricey expressions come out as the fluid warms in the glass. A mid-sized glass makes for more flavor bumps, but a wine glass captures the smoothness and drying finish better. WORD: Ricey WINE: Tannin Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Light Ales FOODS: Meats, game, fowl, and fish. Complex pastas and crisp veggies.