Emishiki Junmai Genshu "Sensation White"
The nose on this “New World” Junmai is a great collection of green apple, lemon peel, cut grass, and floral aromas. Today’s “Junmai” category has to be the most exciting segments in all of sake. So many new techniques and styles are emerging. It’s great news for consumers. Take for example, this Emishiki Junmai Genshu that is clean, compact, crisp, and has a quick finish. It’s loaded with all kinds of complexities like an elevated acidity level and lots of shibumi (astringency). Which makes this brew drink more like a wine than a Junmai sake. There is a tannin-like dryness that plays so well with flavors such as green apple, mineral, kiwi, young pear, and peach. It’s purposely made to drink clean and crisp, but with so much right under the tight surface. A wonderful sake made for a new generation of Junmai drinkers. WORD: Sensational WINE: Tannin-Reds/Crisp Whites BEER: Crisp Dry Ales FOODS: Sushi, sashimi, grilled fare, oysters, white wine fare.