Akabu Junmai Hiyaoroshi
2022 review from Beau Timken coming soon!
The nose on this single pasteurized seasonally released sake is a tremendous collection of chestnuts, leather, cream, wood paddle, straw, stone fruits, and earth tone aromas. Say hello to a throwback Hiyaoroshi that is not a super fruit tone driven like many today. But rather is savory, rich, and drinks like the label looks. Smooth, round, and soft, this savory sake has a unique “outside” that sips like sweet brown sugar with an intriguing cocoa finish. Look for killer flavors like honey, sweet rice, burnt butter, crème brûlée, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and cream. This brew is rich, but the smoothness and brewing technique makes it drink more light than heavy. Soft and lush it is so balanced in the glass and warms quite nicely, which brings out more cocoa notes. WORD: Savory WINE: Rich Reds/Creamy Whites BEER: Belgian Ales FOODS: Salty, savory, greasy, meaty, rich, fried, fatty, and full-bodied cuisines. (2021)