Hakkaisan Junmai Ginjo "Hakkai Mountain"
Hakkaisan is one of the premier Junmai Ginjo’s in Japan (rated #2 in its type) and is quite difficult to obtain both here and there. This popular Ginjo has unique spicy nose of apples and roasted nuts, and this aroma translates over into the taste profile. It is obviously well built, as the consistency is overwhelming from first sip to the non-existent ending. Classic Niigata style brewing means that Hakkaisan has a superbly clean mouth texture and a whisper finish and should be tasted at least once in every sake drinker’s lifetime. WORD: Desirable WINE: Super clean sauvignon blancs BEER: Light beers FOODS: Sashimi, light meats, grilled fish.